The Drowned (Hukkuneet)

The Mediterranean Sea is the largest mass grave in Europe. Some 30.000 people have perished while attempting to cross the sea. Every one of them was a father or mother, child, brother or sister to someone else.

The Drowned tells the story, in words and images, of those lost while crossing the Mediterranean Sea and the traces they left. The book follows in their footsteps in Italy, Greece and Spain. It gives a voice to people whose line of work or place or recidence puts them in touch with the dead. The photographs are of personal objects, graves, shipwrecks, the sea, that which remains when the persons themselves are gone.

Writer Taina Tervonen
Published by Kustantamo S&S, 2016.


Part 1

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Part 3

Part 4

Part 5