Eleven photojournalists have followed the trek of refugees from their point of origin –the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa– into Europe through the various stopover sites in Greece and the Balkans. The photographs in this exhibition document the refugees’ unimaginable struggles on their way to safety but also their routine, everyday activities and small moments of joy. Covering some of the distance between refugees and us, the photographs remind us that these are ordinary people on an extraordinary journey. They also make the viewer party to the experience and perspective of these eleven eyewitnesses to a great humanitarian disaster.
The photographers are: Milos Bicanski, Andrea Bonetti, Dimitrios Bouras, Louisa Gouliamaki, Yannis Kolesidis, Yannis Liakos, Menelaos Myrillas, Nikos Paleologos, Anna Pantelia, Fotis Plegas, Orestis Seferoglou.
The exhibition contains only a small part of the collection. The complete collection can be found in the book published by the team and prefaced by Derek Hudson and Patrick Strickland. All proceeds from the sale of the book will support actions for the unaccompanied refugee children by NGO METAdrasi. For more information and to order a copy online visit http://theitineraryexhibition.com/.
On Monday, 12 June at 6.30pm LSE Law will host an opening event with introductions by Emmanuel Melissaris, Dimitrios Bouras, and Louisa Gouliamaki at the LSE Atrium Gallery. All welcome.
LSE Law is delighted to team up with Mike’s Table for the exhibition opening event dinner. Named after our late colleague Mike Redmayne, Professor of Law at LSE, Mike’s Table hosts pop-up supper clubs. Three-course meals are devised and prepared on the night, using donated food that would otherwise go to waste. Mike’s table is a non-profit social enterprise. The supper club ticket funds the same restaurant experience for someone else, for free. LSE Catering have very kindly supported hosting Mike’s Table at the LSE.
Image caption: Refugees from a makeshift camp near the village of Eidomeni try to cross the border between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, 14/03/2016. John Liakos, INTIME News.
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This exhibition runs from 12 - 30 June.
Just economics and politics? Think again. While LSE does not teach arts or music, there is a vibrant cultural side to the School - from weekly free music concerts in the Shaw Library, and an LSE orchestra and choir with their own professional conductors, various film, art and photographic student societies, the annual LSE photo prize competition, the LSE Literary Festival and artist-in-residence projects. For more information please view the LSE Arts website.