WarLDS photo exhibition – Conflict in pictures

WarLDS photo exhibition – Conflict in pictures

WarLDS photo exhibition – Conflict in pictures

For those of you who are not in Germany currently: here is a look at the photo exhibition for Art of Buna, the Cologne Art Galery who choose to work with me and takes a look across my travel in Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkey and on the Balkan route, where thousands of refugees from Asian countries are stuck. 
The harsh conditions of life of the people I have met, be it in the country of conflict or as they have decided to flee the conditions in their homeland, are the red thread in this. Whether it is the lack of a childhood, the lack of housing or of economical perspectives – in all cases insecurity goes first, not allowing for any planing as we are used to in our Western lives and comfort zones. The migration of many of these people and families goes with a dream of the West and of Europe in particular, often with many disillusions on arrival, as laws in Europe get tightened for refugees coming to our shores.

 

Golf court in Kabul, Afghan ownership? / Afghanistan 2004

Farming in the Nuristan highlands – a sustainable policy for the locals?  / Afghanistan 2008

View from a public taxi – focus on military or civilian aid? / Kabul, Afghanistan 2004

Primary school class in remote Daikundi – revolution through education? / Afghanistan 2009

Remains of a Russian tank from the Soviet invasion in the Badakhshan mountains – stay or withdraw? / Afghanistan 2017

A 18-year-old girl hostage of ISIS in Mossul, after she could escape – result of the US invasion in Iraq? / Iraq 2016

The corpse of a baby drying out in the heat in Debaga refugee camp near Mossul – what future after ISIS? / Iraq 2017

Entry to the so called liberated territories near Mossul – can Sunni, Shia, Jezidi and Kurds live together? / Iraq 2016

An investigative journalist from Hawija, an ISIS-stronghold, who escaped the militia – what freedom of speech? / Iraq 17

Emergency Hospital Erbil, civil victims from the battle of Mossul – a country divided? / Iraq 2016

Hasan Sham I camp for Mossul refugees / Iraq 2016

Desinfection for the new citizens. Krnjaca refugee camp near Belgrade – transit country or dead end? / Serbia 2017

Bread rations for the refugees in Krnjaca camp – life or survival ? / near Belgrade, Serbia 2017

Clothes of refugees drying outside – suppliants or people with dignity? / Krnjaca, Serbia 2017

Refugee life in the baracks near the Belgrade bus station – depression, suicide or return to home? / Belgrade, Serbia 2017

Refugee life in the baracks near the Belgrade bus station – depression, suicide or return to home? / Belgrade, Serbia 2017

Battle for Sur: a Kurdish boy returns to his house Diyarbakir after Turkish troops have left the place / Turkey 2016

Battle for Sur: scattered bullets in a house in Diyarbakir after Turkish troops have left the place / Turkey 2016

 

Battle for Sur: a woman returns to her house in Diyarbakir after Turkish troops have left the place / Turkey 2016

Battle for Sur: a Diyarbakir home with amunitino Turkish troops have left behind on purpose / Turkey 2016

 

Battle for Sur: a Kurdish family returns to their home in Diyarbakir after Turkish troops have left the place /Turkey 2016

 

Battle for Sur: a Kurdish girl returns in fear to her house in Diyarbakir after Turkish troops have left the place

Battle for Diyarbakir, Kurds and South East Anatolia with: campaigning wall paper of president Erdogan / Turkey 2016

 

The program: