Voix & Visages de la Tramontane


Photography Lavinia Wouters
Recordings & Music Steve Dhoore & Residents
Thanks to all the residents and employees at La Tramontane.




A musician & a photographer set up a Studio at Refugee Centers in Belgium. A music studio for recordings and music lessons… a moment away from the crowded refugee center. A photo studio to photograph and portray the residents. Also printing these pictures as a gift, for them to have their picture as a moment of acknowledgement and dignity. 

Our Studio was first located at the Tramontane Refugee Center, Marcinelle, Charleroi (2021-2023). 
Since 2024 the Correspondentia Studio is located at Fedasil Steenokkerzeel, a center for unaccompanied minors. We offer small workshops with music and instruments.  The music studio has guitars, a piano, recording systems, small drums... We also collaborate with artists in art crafts and photography to offer workshops, like mask making in cardboards, textiles, collages and making Cyanotypes... 

We are always looking for collaborations! Are you a musician or an artist that would like to give workshops at Fedasil with us? Let us know!

Music and Photography form the basis for entering into dialogue with refugees. Creating in dialogue, together. This project wants to reflect on migration and how we can deal with it in a more humane way. Claiming space for human perception and understanding. 

Image and music as universal language, to give refugees a face and a voice, in dialogue. As recognition of the other and denial of transience. ​​​​​​​

Copyright Steve Dhoore & Lavinia Wouters