Exhibit Explores Impact of World #RefugeeCrisis
: A person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape #war
“A refugee’s story is different than a migrant’s story. #Migrants
make a choice to move from one place to another. #Refugees
don’t have such a choice,” said National Hellenic Museum President Laura Calamos.
She and the photographer were guiding a reporter through a preview of “#LivesAfloat
: The Greek Refugee Crisis through the Lens of #TasosMarkou
“It’s cold. It’s rocky on the ocean, pitch black. One of those rocks slices the dinghy. Now you’re leaking. Everyone takes their shoes off, begins desperately scooping...”
By the end of 2014, the world was facing the largest number of #forciblydisplaced
people globally since #WorldWarII
— more than 60 million. By early 2015, the crisis slammed #Europe
— via Greece, a nation itself facing economic collapse.
Markou traveled to the border island of #Lesvos
, a port of entry that saw the greatest refugee influx, to cover the crisis, and was forever changed.
is recognized annually on June 20. The exhibit is particularly timely, as the world watched with horror the Trump Administration's policy of forced #familyseparation
, wrenching children from #immigrant
families arriving at the nation’s borders .....