Hello this is Giovanna Del Sarto @ApolaroidforaRefugee on #TPGallery
For the next 3 days, as part of @RefugeeWeek, I am honored to #IGtakeover and share with you my APfaR project I started in 2015, as a response to the on-going Refugee Crisis.
On DAY 1, I would like to show you some of the Polaroids and take you through the idea behind the project. Any feedback would be great. Pls, let me know your feelings :) In 2015, after months spent reading newspapers, watching television reports and listening to different opinions about the refugee crisis in Europe, I felt the urge, as a person, to go and witness. My aim was also to volunteer, to be able to understand and be close to the people involved.
Since October 2015, I have visited various locations including #Preševo, #Belgrade, (Serbia); #Lesvos Island, #Athens, #Idomeni where the humanitarian need was most tangible, and #Chios, an island located just a few kilometers from the Turkish coast (Greece). On all of these occasions, I had my Polaroid Land Camera with me – and it was during my first trip that the A Polaroid for a Refugee project was born.
@ApolaroidforaRefugee is based on the concept of giving – giving something back to the refugees, a moment of their life and journey captured forever. In fact, everyone I photographed has a Polaroid picture now. I love the idea that they will look at those pictures one day in the future. A selection of images from A Polaroid for a Refugee are displayed in the stairwell and entrance corridor to the@MigrationMuseumProject at The Workshop until Sunday 1 July.
If you fancy knowing more about ApfaR, pls cometo my talk @MigrationMuseumProject on Thursday 21 June.
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