Aggelos Barai was born in 1994 in Albania, however, he moved to Greece with his family at a very young age. After winning the National Photography Competition, he studied on scholarship History and Philosophy of Art and Photomedia at...
Focus:Photographer, Photojournalist, Journalist
Skills:Black & White Printing, Art Direction, Photojournalism
The pictures below are a photographic document from an alternative route that refugees and immigrants took on 14th March 2016 in Idomeni and have been taken with analog camera.
They walked towards the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), in order to cross the borders through an uncontrolled spot. Around 1,500 refugees left the informal camp in an attempt to cross the country’s border after hours of walking. The most shocking fact about this route is the crossing of borders, through an affluent of Aksios river, having swelled after days of heavy rain. They have achieved that by forming a human chain, fighting against the harsh river stream. Their faces and the common fight in solidarity, as it is shown in the images, depicting the human struggle against nature’s phenomenon as well as state policies, blocking borders and controlling flow of humans in desperate condition.