17/02/2021 – 06/03/2021
a photo series wasted lives was taken on the island of lesbos at the beginning of december. the humanitarian tragedy in the kara tepe II refugee camp on the greek island is difficult to describe. it is obviously a cultural disgrace for europe that people with harrowing fates are held in an emergency camp that does not meet the standard of the european refugee convention.
“bishop hermann glettler is one who does not look away. he sees the human, the wasted lives, the untold stories in one of the most deserted places on european soil. he makes visible what is supposed to be hidden from us. in a sensitive way that asks us questions. we have to answer.” (quote: katharina stemberger)