I left my shoes behind
October 2014 to August 2015
‘I left my shoes behind’ is picturing a pair of shoes in urban spaces in different EU cities.
The idea took shape when a friend of mine who is a Syrian artist had to leave Vienna and go back to the war zone. She was no longer allowed to stay within the borders of the EU. I asked her to give me her pair of shoes she had bought in Damascus.
I take the shoes with me wherever I travel and I photograph moments of her absence.