Kevin McElvaney

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#RefugeeCameras

Kevin McElvaney

In December 2015 I distributed single-use cameras to refugees I met in Izmir, Lesbos, Athens and Idomeni. 3 months later, 7 out of 15 cameras came back in their prepared envelopes: 1 camera got lost, 2 got confiscated by the border authorities and another 2 are still in Izmir, because the refugees failed to reach the shores of a greek island. 3 other cameras and refugees are missing until today. With this photography project, Kevin tries to give one of the best documented historic events of our time a new perspective – and last but not least the refugees themselves the opportunity to document their own journey through photography. Lets try to see the individual behind the anonymous concept of a “refugee”.

unterwegs, 2015