Subhi / Refugee / Syria / Former law student / Volunteer cook for unaccompanied minors / Chios, Greece /
Subhi / Refugee / Syria / Former law student / Volunteer cook for unaccompanied minors / Chios, Greece /
Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos, Greece /
Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos, Greece /
Jimmy / French Fashion photographer based in India / Volunteer / Lesvos, Greece /
Jimmy / French Fashion photographer based in India / Volunteer / Lesvos, Greece /
Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos, Greece /
Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos, Greece /
Ruhi / Podiatrist living in Newcastle upon Tyne / UK / Volunteer / Chios, Greece /
Ruhi / Podiatrist living in Newcastle upon Tyne / UK / Volunteer / Chios, Greece /
Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos , Greece /
Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos , Greece /
Khaled /  Seeking refuge from Syria / Former Engineer student with a knack for languages / Wants to complete his degree / Chios, Greece /
Khaled / Seeking refuge from Syria / Former Engineer student with a knack for languages / Wants to complete his degree / Chios, Greece /
Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos, Greece /
Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos, Greece /
Nicole and Habi / Teacher and Translator / Volunteers from Greece and Italy / Chios Greece / Donate4Refugees /
Nicole and Habi / Teacher and Translator / Volunteers from Greece and Italy / Chios Greece / Donate4Refugees /
Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos, Greece /
Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos, Greece /
Lucy / Care Worker from York, UK /  / Volunteer / Chios, Greece /
Lucy / Care Worker from York, UK / / Volunteer / Chios, Greece /
Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos, Greece /
Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos, Greece /
Ahmad / Seeking refuge from Syria / barber / Chios, Greece /
Ahmad / Seeking refuge from Syria / barber / Chios, Greece /
Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos, Greece /
Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos, Greece /
Subhi / Refugee / Syria / Former law student / Volunteer cook for unaccompanied minors / Chios, Greece /
Subhi / Refugee / Syria / Former law student / Volunteer cook for unaccompanied minors / Chios, Greece /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 experience 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.
Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos, Greece /
Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos, Greece /
Jimmy / French Fashion photographer based in India / Volunteer / Lesvos, Greece /
Jimmy / French Fashion photographer based in India / Volunteer / Lesvos, Greece /
Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos, Greece /
Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos, Greece /
Ruhi / Podiatrist living in Newcastle upon Tyne / UK / Volunteer / Chios, Greece /
Ruhi / Podiatrist living in Newcastle upon Tyne / UK / Volunteer / Chios, Greece /
Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos , Greece /
Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos , Greece /
Khaled /  Seeking refuge from Syria / Former Engineer student with a knack for languages / Wants to complete his degree / Chios, Greece /
Khaled / Seeking refuge from Syria / Former Engineer student with a knack for languages / Wants to complete his degree / Chios, Greece /
Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos, Greece /
Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos, Greece /
Nicole and Habi / Teacher and Translator / Volunteers from Greece and Italy / Chios Greece / Donate4Refugees /
Nicole and Habi / Teacher and Translator / Volunteers from Greece and Italy / Chios Greece / Donate4Refugees /
Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos, Greece /
Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos, Greece /
Lucy / Care Worker from York, UK /  / Volunteer / Chios, Greece /
Lucy / Care Worker from York, UK / / Volunteer / Chios, Greece /
Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos, Greece /
Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos, Greece /
Ahmad / Seeking refuge from Syria / barber / Chios, Greece /
Ahmad / Seeking refuge from Syria / barber / Chios, Greece /
Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos, Greece /
Lifejacket graveyard / Lesvos, Greece /
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