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Running-up 2003

Matías Costa

Shipwreck II


In 2003, the Interior Ministry opened the largest immigrant holding center in Spain and one of the largest in Europe, with a capacity for 1,200 people. Coinciding with this event, tragedy once again struck those who have nothing, when a skiff sank in the waters off Fuerteventura, causing thirteen deaths and the heartbroken grief of their families.


Matías Costa (Buenos Aires, 1973) is a journalist and photographer. Co-founder of the NOPHOTO collective and member of PANOS Pictures, he carries out long-term projects. In them, he reflects, through images, texts, and archival material, on territory, memory, and chance.

He has received awards such as the World Press Photo or the first Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña. He is a regular contributor to media such as El País Semanal, The New York Times, or La Repubblica and his work is part of national and international collections such as the Ministry of Culture, the CA2M, or the Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam.