Brigitte Grignet | Welcome

Country of origin: Belgium
Project location: Belgium
Program: Magnum Foundation Fund
Year: 2016

Since the dawn of time people have migrated. There are now more displaced people and refugees than at any other time in recorded history. Among those who go into exile, some are more vulnerable than others. In 2015 one in four asylum seekers in Europe was a child, some unaccompanied by parents, who sent their children into exile because they saw no future for them at home. Welcome is a project that shows the reality of teenagers who left everything behind and walked for thousands of miles to reach a place where they could start a new life.