ራኢ – STRIVINGS

Motherhood through the Eyes of Female Asylum Seekers

Strivings - ራኢ: A children's photography exhibition is the highlight of a community-based intimate photography project aimed to present the untold story of motherhood of female asylum seekers living in south Tel Aviv.

The project was born out of the protest against the forced deportation of asylum seekers and the public outcry that stood alongside the community.

Looking at the life of the asylum seekers in South Tel Aviv, we found that there are some invisible perspectives - mainly the asylum seeker's perspective on their own lives. Therefore, the goal of the project was to provide asylum seekers with an opportunity to document their lives - which include love and hope, alongside with loss and pain, community and family life alongside feelings of alienation - and present them.

In this exhibition, the photographers - Esther Negosa, Tereshe Haile, Musit Tsepei Adhanum and Sanyat Negosa - brought us into their world through their eyes and brought us closer to what they most cherish.

As a community-based art project, the entire project was conducted in a collaborative and open manner. The project participants chose the theme of the exhibition, the name of the exhibition and performed the curatorship for it - with guidance and professional tools provided to them.