Outside is the sea, the hills, nature, and the orange sunset. Outside is a real meal eaten sitting down on a table, lemons that the kids stole from the trees, a peaceful walk with friends along the seaside. Outside is a woman driving a scooter, a father fishing for his children.
“This island is a prison, but it’s beautiful.”
Outside reflects the photographers’ desire of freedom, their hope for a better future, and for a more inclusive Europe.
These three refugee brothers are taking each other hands, watching a ship arriving in the port. They wish that, one day, they will get out of here – Samaneh, 16 years old My father loves my mother so much and he asks her, every day, to go out of the camp for a little walk … – Omid, 15 years old …they love to go next to the sea and give some bread to the birds – Omid, 15 years old That boat was the same that carried me and my family in the sea between Turkey and Greece. It was 3 o’clock in the morning – Samaneh, 16 years old In this photo children are happy and they are in a safe place. I like that – Samaneh, 16 years old I remember that day because my ausweis was open and we were at the beach to celebrate – Samaneh, 16 years old With my friend – Negina, 14 years old My friends – Jebreeil, 15 years old The Greek woman with the red umbrella – Negina, 14 years old The Monastery – Arsalan, 16 years old A nice place in Samos – Fateme, 16 years old I think this view of Samos is beautiful – Benjamin, 14 years old Women in Iran can’t drive scooters and I like that here we can – Samaneh, 16 years old In the nature – Milad, 15 years old Vathy – Rostam, 11 years old My friend’s father. He is a very good fisherman – Milad, 15 years old Children showing fishes – Anita, 14 years old A daughter’s friends washing herself on the waterfront – Fateme, 16 years old The port of Samos – Hangama, 16 years old Heart – Milad, 15 years old
The camp is very bad but Samos is a very good and nice place – Nadime, 17 years old Sea is my favorite part of the city – Rostam, 11 years old That day, near the sea, was very peaceful and beautiful – Mahdi, 15 years old A real meal – Anita, 14 years old A fruit van – Fateme, 16 years old A Greek old woman – Mahdi, 15 years old In the camp we don’t have electricity, we don’t have a/c so it’s normal that the families going out of the camp looking for shadow. This family, was having a picnic – Fateme, 16 years old In the main square – Jebreeil, 14 years old I swim in the sea on Sundays – Milad, 15 years old The square – Zahara, 17 years old Sunset – Arif, 14 years old Sunset in Samos – Hangama, 16 years old With my friends – Zahara, 17 years old