ONE WAY ONLY

PhotographerSTEFANO SCHIRATO
PrizeSilver in Press / General News
Entry Description

I decided to work on the migrants issue because I felt I had to watch with my own eyes this historic event, to take part of it and to tell it through my photographs. The main idea was to show these people’s stories and emotions by catching specific moods, such as desperation, joy, satisfaction, and fear. The migrants’ journey, their passage, thousands of feet stepping along paths and railways; it all stays on the background. Through my eyes, that huge multitude turns out to be a gallery of faces, depicting a variety of personal feelings: a woman’s eyes among the crowd, the loving gesture of a father carrying his disabled son, or the endless cry of babies and children. An incredible flow of refugees on the move, leaving Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. They are making their way toward northern Europe, looking for freedom.