But Europe has decided that enough have come to their continent, as a result dubious deals have been made between the EU, Turkey, and other countries to prevent migrants from crossing borders. The EU member states didn’t handle the crisis together, instead the whole scenario seems like a huge step backwards in terms of collaboration within the Union. To cut the whole crisis to the chase, a young refugee in Greece wrote »I see only Humans, not Humanity« on his polaroid.
Charlotte sees the people she photographs as active participants to her work, and gives them the chance to tell their own stories. As such, they wrote their thoughts and feelings in their own words – mostly in their native languages – on polaroids she took of them. This made them not just to co-authors, but also humanizes the whole crisis. Charlotte‘s interest goes beyond the medium and the media, she practices photography as activism and believes in the importance of using her role as a professional photographer to mediate positive change. Her work focuses on how activism can be part of the process rather than just the conventional creation of an image.