Crossings is the final leg of The Refugee Project. It is a mammoth text written by Bikem and placed on a single photograph she took off the coast of Turkey in September 2015. The photograph depicts a deflated dinghy, one of the many rubber boats sunk in the Aegean as refugees and migrants risked their lives to cross the open water to the Greek island of Kos. The intervention as Bikem would like to call it, is a provocative, poking, questioning, repetitive intrusion into our paralyzed conscience, seeking to wake us up and to take action to protect the vulnerable populations fleeing a certain death which awaits them in their homelands.

Having launched Crossings in May 2016, the photographer hopes it will reach where refugees and migrants fail to, and crack open the doors by opening up minds and allow safe passage.


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