Troubling Bodies

The annual COMPAS photography competition, whose winning entries are found throughout this site, was initiated partly to support the development of more creative, less stereotyped images of migration. It is surprisingly difficult to acknowledge bodies in migration, because visual representations are freighted with assumptions and anxiety about gender, class, religion, culture, identity and, encapsulating all, race: that is, anxieties about migration and embodiment.

Pieces within this ‘Troubling Bodies’ chapter cover: illustrating migration, racism, and care work.