Ofir Berman

In the Name of God
Location: Israel
Nationality: Israeli
Biography: Ofir Berman is an Israeli documentary photographer and visual storyteller whose work focuses on social and cultural issues. Her work gives an intimate view of people living within the fringes of society and aims to capture the resilience and the... read on
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In the Name of God
Copyright Ofir Berman 2022
Updated Dec 2021

Life under a violent male regime, in which women have no independence or basic rights - brings many citizens to flee Afghanistan all the way to Europe, in order to restore basic human security and a worthy future for themselves and for their children. 

Every year, thousands of Afghan women arrive at the biggest refugee camp located on the Greek island of Lesbos, after a long and dangerous journey that usually goes through Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, and Greece. Crowded in rubber boats and endangering the lives of their children - they run away from the impossible struggle in their country and end up in an ongoing struggle of a different kind. But a sense of security seems to be worth the effort, even if it means living without a home. It is an endless story, but one can always find a glimmer of hope for a decent life.

I arrived on the island of Lesbos, not long after Moria camp had completely burned down and thousands of refugees were left homeless. I met those brave women and young girls after they went through another crisis. ‘In the name of God’ brings their stories.

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