/ 2016 / Press / Feature Story

Uncertain Journeys

  • Prize
    Bronze in Press/Feature Story
  • Photographer
    Ashley Gilbertson / VII Photo
  • Studio
    VII Photo

AFTER the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris, our resolve to help refugees
should be stronger than ever. As we express our anger and grief,
we must remember that they are fleeing precisely the type of
violence that France experienced that night. Rather than turning
them away, the United States and Europe need to fully commit to
managing their safe passage, screening and settlement, and not
leave it up to the ragtag teams of volunteers who have so far been
stepping in where governments and agencies have failed.

Awards Ashley Gilbertson is an Australian photographer living in New York City, and a member of the VII Photo Agency. Gilbertson’s early work focused on refugees around the world, an interest that in 2002, led him to Iraq. His work from that country, made largely on contract for The New York Times, earned critical acclaim from, among others, the Overseas Press Club which awarded Gilbertson the Robert Capa Gold Medal for his 2004 work in Falluja.