‘Through Our Eyes’ is a groundbreaking photography project showcasing the day-to-day of young asylum seekers kept in the ‘hotspot’ camp on Samos Island, Greece.
All the photos have actually been taken by the refugees themselves as part of the Mazi Youth Centre’s projects.
Mazi (together in Greek), which is supported by the NGO Still I Rise, is the only option for education for them. The youth centre was founded in 2018 by Nicolò Govoni, Giulia Cicoli and Sarah Ruzek, with an aim to provide informal education and psychosocial support to children aged 12 to 17 in the camp.
The photography class, run by Novara, has seven subjects that include history of photography, portrait, movement, using light(s), black and white, street photography and editing.
Upon completing the workshop, students were given a disposable Kodak camera to capture and caption moments of their daily lives.
Many takes are shocking yet other photographs depict glimmers of hope.
See some of the images as featured in the exhibition below:
*For more go to through-oureyes.com