It’s seems like a tired cliche, but as a photographer I try to humanise those caught up in the numbers and statistics in the stories we read about in the news. I fear we have become so desensitised to seeing the same images over and over, images of inflatable rubber boats bearing migrants arriving on European shores.
With every year that passes it is hard to accept that I have felt increasingly disillusioned about my ability to make change. Why am doing this? Am I pointlessly reinforcing stereotypes, telling the same stories? Where and how should we be consuming these kinds of images? Should I be taking them at all?
Despite my doubts I hope I never lose faith in the power of the image.
Refugees arriving in Europe have fled violence and untold horrors, and numbers are only set to increase; they do not deserve to be met with detention, hostility and further suffering. I believe we will look back at this moment in time and feel ashamed that we collectively turned a blind eye. We have justified distancing ourselves from the individuals crossing seas - if I can play any role in reminding us all of our collective moral responsibility to act, is it all worth it?
Lesvos, Greece 📷 Photo location
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Aai it is, I can tell it truly from my heart, because your photos always bring to me something I don't know, a new way of looking and of feeling, even though it may not be always pretty, it is always strong and powerful
thank you for this. your work is important to many, including me.
Keep going having faith in the potential for good in humanity. Remember the Shoah happened partly due to complacency....
Please don’t stop. You are a major inspiration and proper role model for young women (and men) all over the world 🙏🏼
You inspire me <3
You’re a hypocrite: using women empathy and loving acceptance to welcome people that are not your culture is leading to high violence in countries, why only showing one side of the coin and not the side effects? Seems only fair!
It is expected for us to all have doubts at some point in our life but I'm sure that your passion is strong enough to overcome any doubts
Alice, you are so brave and inspire young women to do so by following their passions and always believing in the power that decision has. It impacts and the world feels it. Sending love to you and all 💛💛💛
You capture images that we shd all see and they do make an impact - keep going x
Dear Alice, nowadays, due to the large number of media, it is very difficult to rely on the presented content with a clear conscience, without ultimately fearing that false facts will be released into community. I think we have clearly enough of distorted information. It makes me even happier that I found you. The way you do your work is just commendable. When I look at all those expressive photos and read the texts I’m feeling like I am there, like I’m feeling the pain and despair of these people and the nature. As a result, I feel much more involved as a reader and that strenghtens my sense of responsibility. You are my queen of journalism. Keep inspiring people and please never stop doing it! with love from Berlin
Hi Alice, I'm a minor and I'm feeling like I'm just watching these desperate situations happen without doing anything to help. I understand how bad are the conditions these people are in, but if I'm not an activist nor a volunteer, what can I do to give my contribute?
It is worth it. Your work is so valuable and important - you've already moved and inspired so many. I agree that we will look back in horror and shame at this time in history. You're on the right side of it. 💚
I started following you because I saw your pictures in an article on The Guardian. Since then, I started following Help Refugees UK (Choose Love) and have donated and spread the word about the situation in the camps in Greece. If it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t even know about this issue. You’re quite inspiring. Keep on keeping on!! ⭐️
We don't know all the time who is coming with that boats. Mostly they do not have documents. It's not that we are heartless. We just afraid to become the next Africa.
so good alice!
Gracias por tu honestidad y humildad, continúa. Tu trabajo es importante para muuuchos, eso incluyéndome a mi.
Keep working, its important! ❤️