This photographer spent two months documenting refugees journeying from the Syrian border to Berlin.
Since the Syrian conflict began in 2011, more than seven million people have been displaced from their homes in Syria and neighboring countries. Left with little time to prepare or the ability to take more than they can carry, refugees have been making perilous journeys to new locations in an effort to start over and rebuild their lives.
Oftentimes, the treks are dangerous and deadly. However, mainstream media doesn’t usually report on just how devastating the forced evacuation(s) can be for those who have had their lives taken from them. That’s why artist Frédéric Séguin photographed the steps refugees go through.
He shared with Bored Panda:
“I wanted to show a unique point of view on the often told story of the refugee crisis. During two months, I tried to show the different steps of the journey in key places.
I’ve witnessed the refugee camps in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon next to the Syrian border, the arrival of the boats on Lesvos Island, Greece, the crossing through Europe at Gevgelija, Macedonia and met the refugees in Germany where they were starting a new life.”
Haunting and heartbreaking are two words that perfectly describe the 28 photos Séguin captured and shared with the world.
Learn more about the artist by visiting his website.
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