Ofir Berman is an Israeli documentary photographer whose work focuses on social and cultural issues and in particular society's youth and adolescence. Her work gives an intimate view of people living within the fringes of society. A...
Focus:Documentary, Culture, Assignments, Human Rights
Covering:Europe,Latin America,Middle East,
Skills:Adobe Photoshop, Photojournalism, Film Photography
"We were so scared, we thought our lives were over. Everybody collected what they could and ran quickly to the forest. We spent the night there frightened without food or water״ says Mahboobhe, a 12-year-old Afghan refugee.
On the night of September 8, 2020, a fire broke out in Moria, the largest refugee camp located on the Greek island of Lesbos. The fire destroyed the vast majority of the camp and left tens of thousands of refugees in the middle of the chaos, forced to flee to the nearby forests while leaving all their personal belongings behind. Between the ruins there is life and memories that symbolize a never ending journey.
"I was married and separated from my husband, my two small children are still in Somalia. I sleep in a tent camp with 9 other women. There is a risk of being a lonely woman in a refugee camp, when there are drunk men who enter tents in the middle of the night and harass women. Sometimes they also steal personal belongings and money. One of the Somali girls was recently raped, she was flown to Athens. Women do not tend to be exposed or complain because they are afraid of being attacked again, and the police do not intervene enough".