Beyond Stereotypes: Documenting Madrid’s Invisible Population


Madrid for Refugees is proud to present MFR Charlas - a new series of educational talks by local activists and creatives.

Michael Damanti is a professional freelance street photographer from the United States now living in Madrid. Shocked by the level of racism against the Romani community in Spain, he has made it his mission to show that they are not criminals but individuals with names, stories and families. Over the past four years he has documented their daily lives and gradually become not just an ally, but a friend. He has been with them through births, deaths, arrests, fights and the day to day struggles we all endure.

Join us and discover a rarely seen side to Madrid's Romani community.

El País article: Recent interview on Cadena-Ser:


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All proceeds help support Madrid For Refugees community co-working and incubator space for refugees, providing refugees with a space to run their own initiatives and projects, providing training and education for refugees, housing a storage space for items donated to refugees, and organizing community benefit initiatives which support the space in addition to supporting Madrid For Refugees' full program offerings including job assistance, donations of items, mentorship, volunteer training, and community integration.