Also on PDN's Photo of the Day: go to My Big Fat Greek Gas Station Wedding
And the Huffington Post
Elektra Kotsoni interviewed me on my Mediterranean project for VICE-UK. Click here
On the first of October 2012 the Hellenic police closed down a big makeshift refugee camp near the ferry port of Patras, Greece. More than 300 people were arrested during the so-called 'Xenios-Zeus' operation, the code name for large scale sweep operations against illegal immigrants. I visited the abandoned place a week after the raid and found their belongings, their selfmade barbecue grills, their cardboard beds. This is a selection of the many objects I photographed. Traces of volatile living.
According to mythology, Xenios Zeus was the patron god of hospitality.
A photograph from my series 'Red Journey' has been published in the new book 'The Eye of the Photographer'. The book highlights a selection of 150 historical and contemporary photographs from the collection of the FotoMuseum Antwerpen.
The Eye of the Photographer, Tamara Berghmans ed., Lannoo Publishers / FotoMuseum Antwerpen, 259 pages, 34,99 euro.
On the right page: my photograph 'Goris, Armenia, 2006'