Sara Prestianni

Italy

Biography

Sara Prestianni, born in Fano in 1979, is a photographer and a specialist in international migration policies. In both fields, she focused on migrations in the Mediterranean space, through ground missions at the internal and external borders of this area : Lampedusa, Greece, Canaries, Mali, Morocco, Lybia, Turkey, Mali, Sudan. She has contributed to several reports produced by the network Migreurop and FIDH on the violation of the Human Rights at the borders, and to the Atlas of the migrants in Europe, a critical geography of the migration policies. (Armand Colin 2009, 2012). Her work was exhibited and published in Italy, France and Spain. She published with Michel Agier “I took shelter there! Sideroads in exile” (Ed. Donner Lieu 2011) and took part to the collective book “A world of camps” (Ed. La Découverte, 2014). She collaborated with articles and photos with several international newspaper and exposed her photo works on migration in Italy, Spain, Pays Bas and France.

Funded project

Diverted Aid

This multimedia web documentary reports on how a part of European development funds is being spent for programmes aimed at managing migration flows in Africa.