Alle Menschen (werden Brüder)
“AMWB” is an ongoing visual long-term research into the perception and prejudices that exist in relation to migration within Europe.
By photographing a wide variety of people and places in the trail of migration in Europe, I want to blur the distinctions, making it more difficult for viewers to trust their first impressions or their media-trained instincts.
What if what you see is not what you thought you saw?
In this series I try to create a visual unanimity to shed the labels we are given and to rehumanize the people I photograph, regardless of who they are.
Refugee. Tourist. Migrant. Volunteer. Asylum seeker. Local.
We all have to eat, sleep, love, shower, travel, want freedom and safety, search for the best life.
But the conditions in which we live are often conflicting.
The resources, the access and the opportunities are totally unequal.
Alle Menschen werden Brüder (All people become Brothers) is an extract from the European anthem, referring to the brotherhood of a united nation. It is exactly this unity that is lacking in the European approach to the influx of refugees, resulting in a humanitarian crisis.