Not a week goes by, sometimes not a day, without seeing refugees from Africa on the sea. The small Italian island Lampedusa has to receive castaways again and again, sometimes up to hundreds of them. The refugee camps are overcrowded long ago, the island and its population are desperately overtaxed and has been moaning for a long time about being left alone by the European Union and that nobody wants the refugees from Africa. Lampedusa is also a tourist destination, a fact that is often forgotten. Tourism and fishing are the only sources of income for the population. My photo essay shows the sometimes bizarre contrasts on Lampedusa.