La Tramontane - Pre-Teenagers Room

Photograph by

Noëmie Bottiau (UK)

About this image

La Tramontane is a Foster care home located in Brussels (Belgium).

The series of photographs feature 25 children aged between 5 and 17 years old. Some of these children were orphaned or have been victims of mistreatment, abuse and abandonment.

When I first came to La Tramontane and met their team of care workers, I was instructed not to photograph the children's faces, due to their young ages and past family history.

La Tramontane explores how the children lived within their environment and depicts their togetherness both as a community and a family.