Spotlight grant: MRCI Hidden in Plain Sight exhibition

As part of the Leadership for Ethnic Minorities grant round that took place earlier this year, the Migrants Rights Centre Ireland were awarded a grant of €7,500 for the Justice for the Undocumented campaign.

For seven years, the Justice for the Undocumented campaign (JFU) has been organising and campaigning for change with undocumented migrants and their families, now deeply rooted in Irish communities. The campaign led by undocumented migrants with the support of the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland seeks a fair mechanism for undocumented people in Ireland to come forward and have their contribution to Ireland recognised and their status regularised.

As part of the Justice for the Undocumented Campaign, the ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ photo exhibition will take place this week. This photographic exhibition is a collaborative project between photographer Liam Murphy and members of the Justice for the Undocumented campaign. Liam’s creative use of both shade and light highlights the liminal space undocumented people inhabit: not hiding, visible, strong and resilient, yet unable to fully step into the light.

Each beautiful portrait, 11 in all will go on public display at the Filmbase, Temple bar, Dublin from Wednesday evening the 9th of August to Friday the 11th   with late opening each night until 9pm The portraits will be launched by the campaign @6.30pm on Wednesday the 9th by Senator Frances Black.