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The Itinerary – Tracing the Refugee Routes

Thanasis Gavos   Until Friday, 30 June 2017; Mon-Fri 10am-8pm
photography, refugees

Eleven photojournalists have combined their unique perspectives in a collective exhibition and a book of their work: “The Itinerary – Tracing the Refugee Routes”. They record the trek of refugees from their point of origin – the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa– to their final destinations in Europe through various stopover sites –the Aegean Islands, Athens, Idomeni, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Serbia, Hungary: the so-called “Balkan Route”. The photographs capture the struggles but also the everyday small joys and humdrum details of refugees’ lives during their journey: sharing bread in abandoned factories, the piles of life-jackets, the wedding stores in the camps, the restless nights by the boat, the suffocating tents and treacherous waters. The end of this journey is not yet in sight. With their collective work, these eleven eyewitnesses aim at making everyone aware of one of the greatest humanitarian disasters of our time.

This exhibition is organised and supported by LSE Law, in association with LSE Arts.

The photojournalists whose work features in the exhibition and the book are: Milos BicanskiAndrea BonettiDimitrios Bouras, Louisa Gouliamaki, Yannis Kolesidis, John Liakos, Menelaos MyrillasNikos PaleologosAnna PanteliaFotis PlegasOrestis Seferoglou.

 

LSE Arts • Atrium Gallery Old Building,
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE

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