As I am deeply concerned about the fate of Syrian refugeesI I joined a humanitarian convoy to Serbia. We brought clothes, shoes, blankets, food and water bottles to the Serbo-Hungarian border.
While we tended to the most basic needs of these men, women and children I had the chance to make a series of nighttime photographs that reflect the drama of these outcasts.
Through my photographs I want to depict the dignity of those people, I want to show their fear, their exhaustion but also little moments and flashes of joy and their hope on a better future - particularly for their children.
AUTHOR: Nurith Wagner-Strauss AUSTRIA
Born in Melk/Austria
Studied at the University of Music Vienna. Mag.art, concert diploma in baroque recorder
Residency in Sudan for one year
Intensive engagement in photography
Since 1987 freelance photographer
Several photographic travels to India
Multiple solo exhibitions and participation in group exhibitions
Lives and works in Vienna
Photo reportages about Roma in Southern Peleponnes /Greece
Photo reportages about Syrian refugees in Horgoš / Serbia and in Vienna / Austria
Photo reportages about children in slums and about migrant workers in India
Photo reportages about the NGO Nishta in Himachal Pradesh, India
The focus of my work is on women and children in a social context.
I feel a social responsibility which I express my way through the fundamental means of photography.