Tracing the quiet and dramatic moments of the refugees' daily lives

The Constant Observer II

The work of photographer and activist Muhammed Lamin

The Constant Observer II

Demonstration at the Indian Embassy in Berlin against the Indian government killing civilians on the border with Pakistan, 14 December 2014 © Muhammed Lamin Jadama

By Muhammed Lamin Jadama

Muhammed Lamin Jadama has been following and documenting the refugees in Europe and especially in Berlin and their circumstances since Berlin’s Oranienplatz was first occupied in the fall of 2012. The documentary photographer and activist. has been everywhere, at the political rallies, the announcement, the occupations, and the refugees’ tiny private spaces. As a steady observer, Jadama has always been close to the ground tracing the quiet and dramatic moments of the refugees’ daily lives.

Oranienplatz occupied refugee camp, Berlin, 27 February 2013

Oranienplatz occupied refugee camp, Berlin, 27 February 2013 © Muhammed Lamin Jadama

The Oranienplatz camp, where hundreds of people had been living in tents without any electricity. We all know how cold it is during the winter, especially in Berlin, which is why you can see so much smoke rising into the sky from the middle of the European capital.

 

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