Saturday, March 31, 2012

together in limbo

I recently finished my magazine project at the Danish School of Media and Journalism. The magazine was a collective work of 10 individual stories under the theme "Europe's New Challenges." Each photographer was responsible for the photo story, text and layout design.

I photographed Lucina, a woman who escaped Russia and is now living in Denmark's largest asylum seeker camp. While in Russia Lucina lost her mother to murder and was raped on the same night. When she arrived to Denmark that she was three months pregnant. She lives with her now 2-year-old son David in the camp and is still waiting to find out of she will be approved for refugee status in Denmark.

Working on this project was challenging for me as far as access, language barriers, gaining trust of the asylum seekers but most of all emotionally. I met Lucina through the help of local residents, people who used to live in Sandholm and people who currently live there.

The photo story and text can be viewed on pages 62-69 here:

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