Towards the end of 2017 I was commissioned by the charity Donate 4 Refugees to do a photo story in Greece on the volunteers working in the refugee crisis and the people they served.  The main focus quickly became the refugees who had themselves become volunteers, working to help others in their community.  After working, eating, and laughing with the people I met, and hearing some of their extraordinary and often harrowing stories, I found the trip to the Lifejacket Graveyard in Lesvos to be the moment that struck me the most. The share volume of the jackets and the journey that each represented, and with no way of knowing if each individual jacket represented a successful journey or a life lost - it was a major moment of pause and reflection.     Subhi /  Refugee / Syria / Former law student / Volunteer cook for unaccompanied minors / Chios, Greece /

Towards the end of 2017 I was commissioned by the charity Donate 4 Refugees to do a photo story in Greece on the volunteers working in the refugee crisis and the people they served.

The main focus quickly became the refugees who had themselves become volunteers, working to help others in their community.

After working, eating, and laughing with the people I met, and hearing some of their extraordinary and often harrowing stories, I found the trip to the Lifejacket Graveyard in Lesvos to be the moment that struck me the most. The share volume of the jackets and the journey that each represented, and with no way of knowing if each individual jacket represented a successful journey or a life lost - it was a major moment of pause and reflection.

Subhi / Refugee / Syria / Former law student / Volunteer cook for unaccompanied minors / Chios, Greece /

  Lifejacket graveyard /  Lesvos /

Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos /

  Jimmy /  French Fashion photographer based in India / Volunteer / Lesvos, Greece / 

Jimmy / French Fashion photographer based in India / Volunteer / Lesvos, Greece / 

  Lifejacket graveyard /  Lesvos /

Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos /

  Ruhi  / Podiatrist / Newcastle upon Tyne / UK / Volunteer / Chios, Greece /

Ruhi / Podiatrist / Newcastle upon Tyne / UK / Volunteer / Chios, Greece /

  Lifejacket graveyard /  Lesvos /

Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos /

  Waleed  / Syria / Refugee / Chios, Greece /

Waleed / Syria / Refugee / Chios, Greece /

  Lifejacket graveyard /  Lesvos /

Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos /

  Nicole and Habi /  Teacher and Translator / Volunteers / Greece and Italy /

Nicole and Habi / Teacher and Translator / Volunteers / Greece and Italy /

  Lifejacket graveyard /  Lesvos /

Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos /

  Ahmad /  Syria / Refugee / Was a barber in Syria / Chios, Greece / 

Ahmad / Syria / Refugee / Was a barber in Syria / Chios, Greece / 

  Lifejacket graveyard /  Lesvos /

Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos /

  Abdulah  / Iraq / Refugee / Chios, Greece /  Former oil rig worker and plasterer in Iraq. Aspiring model.

Abdulah / Iraq / Refugee / Chios, Greece /  Former oil rig worker and plasterer in Iraq. Aspiring model.

  Lifejacket graveyard /  Lesvos /

Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos /

  Infiniti  / Syria / Refugee / Former student /

Infiniti / Syria / Refugee / Former student /

  Lifejacket graveyard /  Lesvos /

Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos /

  Lucy /  York, UK / Care Worker / Volunteer / Greece /

Lucy / York, UK / Care Worker / Volunteer / Greece /

  Lifejacket graveyard /  Lesvos /

Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos /

  Ali  / Syria / Former student / Refugee, Greece /

Ali / Syria / Former student / Refugee, Greece /

  Lifejacket graveyard /  Lesvos /

Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos /

  Khaled /  Syria / Former Engineer student with a knack for languages. Would like to complete his degree.

Khaled / Syria / Former Engineer student with a knack for languages. Would like to complete his degree.

  Lifejacket graveyard /  Lesvos /

Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos /

 Towards the end of 2017 I was commissioned by the charity Donate 4 Refugees to do a photo story in Greece on the volunteers working in the refugee crisis and the people they served.  The main focus quickly became the refugees who had themselves become volunteers, working to help others in their community.  After working, eating, and laughing with the people I met, and hearing some of their extraordinary and often harrowing stories, I found the trip to the Lifejacket Graveyard in Lesvos to be the moment that struck me the most. The share volume of the jackets and the journey that each represented, and with no way of knowing if each individual jacket represented a successful journey or a life lost - it was a major moment of pause and reflection.     Subhi /  Refugee / Syria / Former law student / Volunteer cook for unaccompanied minors / Chios, Greece /
  Lifejacket graveyard /  Lesvos /
  Jimmy /  French Fashion photographer based in India / Volunteer / Lesvos, Greece / 
  Lifejacket graveyard /  Lesvos /
  Ruhi  / Podiatrist / Newcastle upon Tyne / UK / Volunteer / Chios, Greece /
  Lifejacket graveyard /  Lesvos /
  Waleed  / Syria / Refugee / Chios, Greece /
  Lifejacket graveyard /  Lesvos /
  Nicole and Habi /  Teacher and Translator / Volunteers / Greece and Italy /
  Lifejacket graveyard /  Lesvos /
  Ahmad /  Syria / Refugee / Was a barber in Syria / Chios, Greece / 
  Lifejacket graveyard /  Lesvos /
  Abdulah  / Iraq / Refugee / Chios, Greece /  Former oil rig worker and plasterer in Iraq. Aspiring model.
  Lifejacket graveyard /  Lesvos /
  Infiniti  / Syria / Refugee / Former student /
  Lifejacket graveyard /  Lesvos /
  Lucy /  York, UK / Care Worker / Volunteer / Greece /
  Lifejacket graveyard /  Lesvos /
  Ali  / Syria / Former student / Refugee, Greece /
  Lifejacket graveyard /  Lesvos /
  Khaled /  Syria / Former Engineer student with a knack for languages. Would like to complete his degree.
  Lifejacket graveyard /  Lesvos /

Towards the end of 2017 I was commissioned by the charity Donate 4 Refugees to do a photo story in Greece on the volunteers working in the refugee crisis and the people they served.

The main focus quickly became the refugees who had themselves become volunteers, working to help others in their community.

After working, eating, and laughing with the people I met, and hearing some of their extraordinary and often harrowing stories, I found the trip to the Lifejacket Graveyard in Lesvos to be the moment that struck me the most. The share volume of the jackets and the journey that each represented, and with no way of knowing if each individual jacket represented a successful journey or a life lost - it was a major moment of pause and reflection.

Subhi / Refugee / Syria / Former law student / Volunteer cook for unaccompanied minors / Chios, Greece /

Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos /

Jimmy / French Fashion photographer based in India / Volunteer / Lesvos, Greece / 

Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos /

Ruhi / Podiatrist / Newcastle upon Tyne / UK / Volunteer / Chios, Greece /

Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos /

Waleed / Syria / Refugee / Chios, Greece /

Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos /

Nicole and Habi / Teacher and Translator / Volunteers / Greece and Italy /

Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos /

Ahmad / Syria / Refugee / Was a barber in Syria / Chios, Greece / 

Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos /

Abdulah / Iraq / Refugee / Chios, Greece /  Former oil rig worker and plasterer in Iraq. Aspiring model.

Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos /

Infiniti / Syria / Refugee / Former student /

Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos /

Lucy / York, UK / Care Worker / Volunteer / Greece /

Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos /

Ali / Syria / Former student / Refugee, Greece /

Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos /

Khaled / Syria / Former Engineer student with a knack for languages. Would like to complete his degree.

Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos /

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