This body of work was captured during October 2018 when I visited Thessaloniki, Greece to explore the motivations of volunteers at the sharp end of the refugee and migrant crisis.
I’d began my work with IndiGO Volunteers and their team (Holly, Ellsie & Tas) at their office in the city centre. This charity matchmakes volunteers with organisations who provide relief services all over the world. Following IndiGo, I worked with DocMobile, Soul Food Kitchen and Lifting Hands International who have established a vital presence of support in the city.
War, oppressive governments, human rights violations and slowing economies have helped fuel over 1.8million people coming to Europe from the Middle East and Africa since 2015. The UN has called this the biggest crisis the modern world has ever seen. The crisis is gripping Greece at a time when it is already suffering, its economy in turmoil.
My work explores the people at the frontline, those who sacrifice their time, energy and money to provide relief for people in crisis.