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JUDITH PRAT

Under the bridge

Having lost their jobs and their homes as a result of the current economic crisis that Spain is suffering, a group of Maghrebian immigrants have been forced to live under a bridge on the Huerva River in the city of Zaragoza. On occasions, they can use the services offered at the municipal homeless shelter: a daily shower, a card given them 30 meals every 3 month and 6 nights of acommodation every 3 month. Neverless, theris everyday lives take place mostly below this bridge. Here, they sleep, cook, wash, keep their belongings and live as a group. The bridge is their home now. Early Sunday morning, with carts full of all types of objects collected from containers, they head toward the other end of the city, where a clandestine market offers the possibility of obtaining some money from sales.

Spain, 2011.