No land for love is a series of portraits of men and women who had to flee their countries because they belong to the LGBTQ+ community. Photographer Jean-Christophe Husson started his work about LGBTQ+ minorities in Marseille in France two years ago.
Although european countries are relatively accepting towards the LGBTQ+ community, the fight against the preconceptions and violence those people fled from might be a lengthy process.
We aim to set off a dialogue, to break stereotypes, to address societal questions with a visual vocabulary different from that usually featured by the mainstream media.
Our wish is to create a conversation between LGBT refugees, asylum seekers, and the public.
These women and men had to flee their countries, facing a violent discrimination that started within their own families. They were sometimes forced into marriage or raped by a close relative, forced to leave their houses, their town, finally their country, and often their children. Frequently, they had to escape from human trafficking.
We met many men and women from Syria, Libya, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Morocco…We were deeply touched by their stories and amazed by their energy, dreams, and goals for the future.