Life Stopped/Hope
Project info

In April 2016 a photography workshop was held with boys and girls of 14-23 years living in the Refugee Camp Ritsona (Greece). The goal, beyond documenting the lives of the protagonists, was to provide a tool for self-expression in those tragic and crucial moments of their life. Under the slogan "take pictures of what you see, what you think and what you feel" young used analogic disposable cameras and walk the Camp to show their reality. After being revealed photos, the boys and girls began a notebook in order to describe what they observed. The result was shared in the group and then in a small exhibition in The Big Tent (the meeting point in the Camp), arousing interest among community residents. Both the photographs and the texts show a critical, rebellious and demanding vision of young people about their living conditions, especially focused on children. It is expected that the results of their work will serve to awareness of this terrible humanitarian crisis.
This photograph work has two parts. The first is about the photographer look about the Camp and the second one is a look about the work of the boys and girls.