Tuesday, June 18, 2019

"'Children are the real victims of conflict' The global refugee crisis through the lens of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Muhammed Muheisen"

Photo borrowed from story on SBS.com.

Not Japan related (let's not get started by Japan's attitudes about refugees and asylum seekers...), but an important photography story none the less...

Jordanian photojournalist Muhammed Muheisen aims to bring to life the stories of refugees, migrants and internally displaced people, as well as the challenges they face settling in new countries.

The two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, has been documenting refugee crises across the Middle East, Asia and Europe for over a decade.

“Not everyone is aware of what is happening in our world," Muheisen tells SBS Greek.

"We always use the word 'refugee', but behind the word, there are people with homes and hopes, people who had memories and families but they were forced to leave their homes and look for a safer place."

Muheisen recently exhibited a selection of his work in Athens under the title 'Light on the Move'.

The featured images present the daily lives of refugees and internally displaced people from different parts of the world.

The photographic exhibition was co-hosted by the United Nations Migration Agency in Greece.

See/read the whole story: https://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/greek/children-victims-conflict-muhammed-muheisen-refugee-photojournalism?fbclid=IwAR2dQJMDUknijMNc8bnEI9-hmnqeZRSIVRplCo_d334zuNbWfUfTfVRkbCw

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