Martina Navarro's project, "Resilience in Melodies: The Music of Displacement", is an evocative exploration of the refugee crisis, illustrating the role of music and arts in the lives of those displaced by conflict. By focussing on the arts they carry with them, she presents a unique angle on the refugee experience, revealing the resilience, cultural richness, and shared humanity among those displaced.
Navarro, hailing from Argentina, is known for her unorthodox approach to photojournalism, which is again on display in this project. Instead of focusing solely on the hardships faced by refugees, she has chosen to spotlight the resilience and hope conveyed through their music, dance, and arts. Navarro demonstrates that, even amidst chaos and despair, art can serve as a beacon of hope, a testament to resilience, and a carrier of identity.
The project spans across multiple camps in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe, documenting a variety of art forms. Navarro uses a blend of environmental portraiture and documentary-style shots, allowing for the narratives of the individuals to unfold organically. She sensitively handles her subjects, employing natural light and an unobtrusive presence to maintain the authenticity of their artistry.