Jordi Ruiz Cirera is a photographer currently based out of both London, UK and Barcelona, Spain. Cirera’s work ranges from documentary and portraiture touching on a myriad of social issues. Today, we present a quick peek into two of Cirera’s series: “Menonos” and “In No Man’s Land”.
For his series “Menonos”, Cirera documents the lives of a religious group of Mennonites who have fled to a rural and isolated area in Bolivia immigrating from Canada, Mexico, and Belize among other countries to find religious freedom. Living a lifestyle that closely resembles the Amish, these Mennonites strive to live a simple life as their ancestors did without electricity, modern transportation, telephone, and any other technology, period.
“In No Man’s Land”, Cirera traveled to Ras Ajdir Refugee Camp near the Tunisian border during the early months of the Libyan conflict, and photographed the lives of many individuals that were displaced by violence. Nearly 16,000 people found refugee in these camps, as they waited and hoped to hear word about whether they would be granted an asylum into another country or to return to their homes.