Irish photographer Richard Mosse, recently winner of the Pictet 2017 prize for his Heat Maps series on refugees, was arrested by the Greek authorities on the island of Chios. He was arrested by plainclothes police while watching an anti-refugee demonstration. He remained detained for several hours before being released after the intercession of photographer Daphne Tolis.
On his account Instagram, the photographer said: “The police seemed to jump to the conclusion, based on me being a foreigner and wearing black, that I was an anarchist and must be arrested. I hurt no one; spoke to no one; bumped into no one; harassed nobody. If, as an EU citizen, I can be treated in this way by a European police force, how then are stateless and vulnerable refugees treated?”