The Migrating Image



Project by Stefan Kruse Jørgensen, graduate from Institute of Visual Design. 

What happens if we examine what we call the “refugee crisis” from a different angle: Military recordings, drone photographs, a 360° camera or satellite photographs?

What if we look for images we have never seen – or revisit those we have seen but never noticed – and start wondering how they came about and who they are intended for? 

‘The migrating image’ follows the pictorial flow of refugees on their journey to and up through Europe. The film is based on photos of refugees and turns the camera back on us – as we created them and ultimately consume them. 

Picture from the film

‘The migrating image’ questions whether these images are not only documenting reality but actually helping to create it.