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Fotoistanbul 2017 – Zsofia Palyi


For the last two years, Hungary can be viewed as a transit zone, located on the route of thousands of refugees coming from Africa, the Middle East and the war-torn region of Syria. However, this country is rarely the final destination for many of these people, as Western Europe still remains the primary yearned target. The Hungarian government ordered the mounting of a barbed wire fence along the Southern border to deflect the old track of the refugees. However, this has not solved the refugee crisis, but only transposed its focus. The unknown crowds have disappeared, leaving behind only their belongings. T-shirts, clothes, mobile phone chargers or warming foils; the indispensable objects for a possible survival. Besides a few refugees, today, these objects remain as the sole memento of this 21st century exodus and the few, who ended their journey in Hungary and  chose this place as their second home. This is the subject of Zsofia Palyi’s pictures.



September 30 to October 22, 2017
Istanbul, Turkey

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