These Disposable Camera Photos Were Taken by Refugees

By: Christopher Magsambol - Oct 8, 2015
References: vice & vice
Cultural magazine and website Vice recently released a series of refugee photography to try and better connect with refugees at a time when the crisis is at its peak. Six disposable cameras were handed out to refugees living in Berlin and each were asked to take 27 pictures documenting their everyday lives.

The collection that emerged from these disposable camera photographs reveal a drastically different image of refugees than the mass media typically portrays. In many instances, they are no different from most people. The touching pictures taken show kids playing with dolls and soccer balls, people listening to music on their headphones and people casually strolling the streets. This photo series does a tremendous job of humanizing the refugee crisis and highlights each individual involved, rather than treating them as a collective.