Selected photos from the Facing Europe travelling exhibition taken by 19 young asylum seekers in Athens during a photo workshop in April 2014.
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“12 People live in this room…” – Messi
“I just want to get papers and not be scared…” – Yaran
“Always tired, always missing someone. Who and why…” – Abbas
“No hope for a better future.” – Rasuli
“This is a refugee camp in Athens…” – Rasuli
“The immigrants need help from the government…” – Yasmine
“People fend for themselves in order not to steal, not to sell drugs…” – Abdel
“I took this picture to forget my health problems…” – Sander
“I often come to this bench to think about my life as a refugee…” – Dylan
“I thank this Catholic Church for their help…” – Big
“I really felt like having a lot more food, but the place is always busy and I wouldn’t be full.” – Samira
“Is this the kind of life we should continue to live here in Greece…” – Homs
“Someone wrote his name on this bench, because he doesn’t want to lose his bed.”
“THE WALL OF REVOLUTION…” – Gandho
“They broke down the door and put all my things outside…” – Mariam
“Rice believes in unity, that’s why they join hands together to fill a pot…” – Danny
“I have been born in a family of farmers…” – Tago
“I dream that one day I will buy a car…” – Sara
“I thank the garbage bins of Greece…” – Abibe
“Life is like a bus…” -Hamid
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Read more about the background of the project here.