SOUVENIRS AND POSTCARDS FROM A TRIP
The project “Souvenirs and Postcards From A Trip” deals with O.R.’s journey from East to West.
Refugee crisis is nowadays an undeniable fact. Daily, we are inundated with images of helpless, impoverished people struggling to escape from wars or to seek a better future. It is possible that the intent of those images’ creators is to awaken public opinion on solidarity towards refugees and on migration issues in general. However, the continuous indigence exposure has created a superficial awareness that contributes to our social status upgrade and finally to our distancing from the real problem.
The present –in progress– photography project constitutes a comment on refugee problem leaving aside peoples’ stereotypical perception of a refugee. The main character of this series is presented as a typical traveler that goes from one place to another collecting souvenirs and postcards as memorabilia.