Exhibition “REFUGEES: A Great Challenge”

Jun 15, 2017

21.06.2017: Photo Exhibition by Herlinde Koelbl "Refugees: A Great Challenge" Enlarge image 21.06.2017: Photo Exhibition by Herlinde Koelbl "Refugees: A Great Challenge" (© Herlinde Kölbl)

“What I was trying to do was to find out what happens after the arrival of the refugees, in Greece, Italy or Germany, when the spotlight on their dramatic journey has faded and the daily grind begins. Those people are full of hopes, they wish to make a new start.” With these words, the renowned German photographer Herlinde Koelbl describes her motivation to dedicate herself as an artist and journalist to the refugee situation in Europe which still persists after its climax in 2015.

In her current project she has captured refugees in their everyday life, in emotionally moving and detailed photos as well as in a video format, from their arrival on the shores of Greece and Italy until Germany.

The exhibits are supplemented by a documentation of Germany’s engagement in regions of origin of the refugees.

The exhibition is travelling with the support of the Federal Foreign Office. It was shown in Strasbourg, Nancy, Luxembourg, Berlin and Munich, and will be presented in New York in September 2017 as part of Germany's candidacy for a seat at the United Nations Security Council.

REFUGEES: A Great Challenge
21 June to 29 June 2017
Palais des Nations – 8-14, Avenue de la paix – Geneva
Mezzanine, E Building, 2nd Floor – Door 40
Entrance: Pregny Gate

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Invitation / Einladung

21.06.2017: Photo Exhibition by Herlinde Koelbl "Refugees: A Great Challenge"

Exhibition "Refugees: A Great Challenge" von Herlinde Koelbl

20.06.2017: Eröffnung der Ausstellung: Refugees: A Great Challenge

From 21- 29 June 2017 in the Palais des Nations