The Crying Game 22

The Crying Game 22, The promised land. plate size 20x25cm, paper size 38x43cm This image concerns refugees, boat people who are escaping war, poverty or other life threatening circumstances and with great cost to themselves are undertaking dangerous journeys in order to find a safe place to live and work. Even if they survive the journey their problems are far from over. The reception in an western land is often not welcoming That is why the 'promised land', the comfortable, safe place they dreamt of, is a land with sharp spikes which will make movement difficult. The man on stilts is wading out to warn them, yet they head him not. This print is part of the Crying Game series, for full information on this portfolio please see The Crying Game Book: