Lifejackets: A Photographic Journey

In Lesvos, Greece near the town of Molyvos there is a huge lifejacket dump yard. All of the lifejackets are from the refugees that have arrived from turkey, at one point there were 4000 arriving a day. Each lifejackets represents a life and a story. Here are some of the photos I took from our trip to the dump.

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The beautiful country side on the way to the dump, lifejackets are sprinkled throughout the mountains.

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Boats that the refugees had taken over from Turkey had been left in the mountains.

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The dump as you first walk over the hill, at some places the lifejackets are piled up 5 metres high.

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Some lifejackets had been stuffed with grass and clothes instead of proper foam. Many people died from these lifejackets  or not having lifejackets on the way to Lesvos.

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There were also rubber boats in the dump. Most were deflated.

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Ria

One thought on “Lifejackets: A Photographic Journey

  1. Pat mc Donald says:

    Roxy,
    Your photography is truly wonderful. It is so sad that it portays such a very sad story. It is devastating to know the terrible and frightening trips these refugees took with hopes of freedom at the end. Well done! A picture is worth a thousand words so keep them coming.

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