Ghost Boat

In the summer of 2014, 243 refugees – men, women and children mostly from the repressive African country of Eritrea – fled their country in the hopes of reaching Italy. The boat they took from Libya disappeared in the Mediterranean Sea. Nobody noticed, except their families.

The Ghost Boat series, born from an idea of the Middle East based journalist Eric Reidy, is an investigation that aims to find out what happened to the boat and its passengers. The following visuals are the result of the three-months long research on the ground in Tunisia (Sfax, Zarzis and the Shousha camp at the border with Libya) and Italy (Sicily, Rome, Milan).