Refugee women in Greece showcase photographs at Miami Art Week

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A group of refugee women living in a camp in the village of Diavata near Thessaloniki, Greece, have had their artworks displayed at Miami Art Week in South Florida, the United States.

According to pagesix, the project was put together by Art 4 Humanity and has been shown at the One World Show exhibit. The collection features powerful photographs shot and modelled by the women themselves. 

The women are refugees who’ve fled countries including Afghanistan, Syria and Iran. 

28-year-old Ferzane Naeemi has submitted a photo called ‘Strength’ to represent her difficult refugee journey.

“I left Afghanistan six years ago and came to Iran, and I lived in Iran for three years,” Ferzane told pagesix.

Photo entry by refugee Zohra Must Khan, exhibited at the show. Credit: One World/The Standard Residence.

“Because of the problems that I had in Iran, I left the country with my family. We tried to go to Turkey and the police of Iran caught us and sent us back to Afghanistan.”

She and her family then made it to Turkey and tried six times to go to Greece, but the police caught them each time.

“The seventh time we tried, we reached Greece,” Ferzane detailed.

Her work, and those of other female refugees, are being shown at the Standard Residences in the Midtown Miami gallery.

Proceeds from the show’s sales will go to The Photography School, which is a non-governmental organisation that has trained the women on how to shoot photos.

Source: pagesix.

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