asylumvoices:

Historically, as a port city, Liverpool has welcomed people
from around the world and has taken pride in its reputation for hospitality and friendliness.Going against the status quo seems to be a natural pastime for Scousers and through the years the city has found a way to integrate new communities. Although this hasn’t been without its difficulties, Liverpool’s perseverance has paid off and we are now one of the most exciting and vibrant cities in Europe.
This project was developed to offer an insight into the lived experiences of asylum seekers and refugees who are dispersed to Liverpool. All photographs in this exhibition were taken by members of the refugee and asylum seeker community of Liverpool as part of a participatory photography project. Our desire as a group is to provoke questions about how welcoming a place Liverpool is today for new people seeking sanctuary in the city.
It can be difficult to put yourself into the shoes of someone who has fled persecution, but try to imagine being compelled to leave your home, family, job, everything you ever dreamed of for your future, because you fear for your life or your freedom. Imagine then arriving in a new country with an unfamiliar culture, which at times is openly hostile towards you.
Hopefully these photographs will give some insight into the day to day challenges and successes that are experienced by individuals as they actively try to integrate into the city. The photographers invite you, with their images of both the welcoming and unwelcoming sides of Liverpool, to see your city from another perspective.
We hope to inspire you to create a culture of welcome to be proud of. If you are interested in supporting asylum seekers and refugees living in Liverpool please visit the links below, but remember even small actions can have a big impact. You’d be surprised at the power of just a friendly hello.

asylumvoices:

Historically, as a port city, Liverpool has welcomed people

from around the world and has taken pride in its reputation for hospitality and friendliness.Going against the status quo seems to be a natural pastime for Scousers and through the years the city has found a way to integrate new communities. Although this hasn’t been without its difficulties, Liverpool’s perseverance has paid off and we are now one of the most exciting and vibrant cities in Europe.

This project was developed to offer an insight into the lived experiences of asylum seekers and refugees who are dispersed to Liverpool. All photographs in this exhibition were taken by members of the refugee and asylum seeker community of Liverpool as part of a participatory photography project. Our desire as a group is to provoke questions about how welcoming a place Liverpool is today for new people seeking sanctuary in the city.

It can be difficult to put yourself into the shoes of someone who has fled persecution, but try to imagine being compelled to leave your home, family, job, everything you ever dreamed of for your future, because you fear for your life or your freedom. Imagine then arriving in a new country with an unfamiliar culture, which at times is openly hostile towards you.

Hopefully these photographs will give some insight into the day to day challenges and successes that are experienced by individuals as they actively try to integrate into the city. The photographers invite you, with their images of both the welcoming and unwelcoming sides of Liverpool, to see your city from another perspective.

We hope to inspire you to create a culture of welcome to be proud of. If you are interested in supporting asylum seekers and refugees living in Liverpool please visit the links below, but remember even small actions can have a big impact. You’d be surprised at the power of just a friendly hello.

worldreliefindonesia:

A video made by Molly George, one of World Relief Indonesia’s volunteers for the Refugee Project, about the long journey of three refugees from their countries to Australia. Fleeing conflict, threat and injustice, they are now finally resettled in a place where they can pursue promising future.

World Relief Indonesia, through its psychosocial support program, aims to make asylum seeker and refugee’s long journey to resettlement to be meaningful and hopeful.

sayraphim:

This Saturday I’m participating in setting art free as part of 100 Thousand Poets for Change in a call to end the detention of Asylum Seekers, organised by the wonderful @preprint I’ll be installing some Lucky Streets around the streets of #Melbourne in the afternoon, keep an eye out! Google ‘100 Thousand Poets for Change’ to find out more. #freeart #guerrillakindness #publicart #streetart #activism #artactivism #100kpfc #asylumseekers #protest

sayraphim:

This Saturday I’m participating in setting art free as part of 100 Thousand Poets for Change in a call to end the detention of Asylum Seekers, organised by the wonderful @preprint I’ll be installing some Lucky Streets around the streets of #Melbourne in the afternoon, keep an eye out! Google ‘100 Thousand Poets for Change’ to find out more. #freeart #guerrillakindness #publicart #streetart #activism #artactivism #100kpfc #asylumseekers #protest

miebrinkmann:

I have contributed some heartwarming photos from Lebanon to this fine publication. 
"Issue 05—The Possibility of Warming Our Hearts
We’ve been busy working on an issue that we hope will warm the deepest corners of your heart. We think that the world needs a good dose of positive energy right now, and this issue is our little contribution.You can find it on newsstands in Beirut starting today and throughout our network of international bookshops in the coming few days. You can also order your copy from Magpile.com and we will ship it to you wherever you are in the world.”
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The Outpost - A Magazine of Possibilities

miebrinkmann:

I have contributed some heartwarming photos from Lebanon to this fine publication. 

"Issue 05—The Possibility of Warming Our Hearts

We’ve been busy working on an issue that we hope will warm the deepest corners of your heart. We think that the world needs a good dose of positive energy right now, and this issue is our little contribution.
You can find it on newsstands in Beirut starting today and throughout our network of international bookshops in the coming few days. 

You can also order your copy from Magpile.com and we will ship it to you wherever you are in the world.”

The Outpost - A Magazine of Possibilities

Selected images from David Gross Captures Artistic Expressions of Syrian Refugee Children

eing a young Syrian refugee portrayed in the style of a Rembrandt paintingis a visual break from the conflict images we’re used to. For photographer David Gross, that’s the point. He uses a dramatic lighting technique calledchiaroscuro to photograph the Syrian refugees he works with in the hopes that by casting these subjects in a new light, we might also begin to see them that way.”

Part of the Inside-Out Project: see website