Silver 2016 Editorial / Photo Essay

Homeland

  • Photographer
    Hugo Bes

Over the last few months I regularly have visited the refugee center in Dunkirk (France). When I was in the center, I noticed that the mobile phone is the most important item to bring for refugees when they go on their journey. I asked the residents to share memories and positive feelings with me from their homeland, family and their previous life. By showing me a photo on their mobile phone. With this series of photographs I want to show that the residents I have met in the center are just like you and me. They have hopes and dreams. They want to live a normal, quiet life. And they certainly do not want to be in the situation they are in right now.