20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People

Güno and his cousins watching out for friends passing by their window. In a supposedly rich industrial country of Germany, one in five children lives in poverty. In areas like Duisburg-Hochfeld it is more than very second minor. During the pandemic especially young people from socially disadvantaged neighbourhoods suffered from the lockdown measures. This is a long-term documentary about teenage life, social injustice and questions about own identity and belonging. While kids often neither know their parents‘ home country nor feel accepted in Germany, they use the digits 053 of the postcode of Duisburg-Hochfeld for identification. It‘s the only place they really feel belonging to. These are the 053kids.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Duisburg, Germany
Camera: LEICA Q2
Copyright: © Toby Binder