A group of women living in a refugee camp in the village of Diabata near Thessaloniki, Greece, are exhibiting their work in an exhibition called “One World Show” during Miami Art Week.
This project put together by Art 4 Humanity features photographs taken and modeled by women.
Proceeds from sales of the show are said to go to a photography school founded by the non-governmental organization Quick Response Team, which trained women.
The school, which has mentored more than 50 budding photographers who have fled countries such as Afghanistan, Syria and Iran, says it “works with refugees fleeing conflicts around the world. Their creative skills “as a way to develop a voice, regain a voice, and restore an identity.” it says.
Ferzane Naeemi, 28, from Afghanistan, shares a photo called “Strength.”
“I left Afghanistan six years ago, came to Iran and lived there for three years,” Naeemi said in a statement. “I left the country with my family because of the problems we had in Iran. We tried to go to Turkey, but the Iranian police caught us and sent us back to Afghanistan.”
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Her family then ended up in Turkey, where she said, “In six months, I tried to go to Greece six times, but unfortunately the police caught me. On my seventh attempt, I ended up in Greece.”
Naemi has been living in a camp for four years.
Masome Tajik, 29, from Afghanistan, has a work titled ‘Dream’ at her powerful art show.
“I left Iran four years ago to come to Greece in search of security and freedom, but I had to cross several borders,” she says. “Me and my family traveled from Iran to Turkey on foot and from Turkey to Greece by boat. It took her nine hours to get to Greece. I did.”
She has lived in the camp for about four years.
His work is on display at the Standard Residence Gallery in Midtown Miami.