Islelanders

A Somali woman lies on her bed in a dormitory at the Lyster barracks detention centre for immigrants, which currently holds 236 detainees, in Hal Far, outside Valletta, October 22, 2013.

A Somali woman lies on her bed in a dormitory at the Lyster barracks detention centre for immigrants, which currently holds 236 detainees, in Hal Far, outside Valletta, October 22, 2013.

Together with another photographer, I was slowly and discreetly moving from room to room at the detention centre, always seeking the subjects’ permission before I would photograph them in the privacy of their dormitory. This woman, lying quietly on her bed, gave the smallest of nods in my direction when I showed her my camera. Neither of us ever whispered a word, yet there seemed to be a great deal of communication taking place.

Canon EOS-1D X
Canon EF50mm f/1.4 USM
Focal length 50mm
Aperture priority
Aperture f/2.2
Shutter 1/40 sec
ISO 400

 

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