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I photographed a man, who came from Africa to Europe illegaly. He brought from home only a passport, a mask of his tribe and his mother's dress. He came to Europe to found a better life. Authorities in the country in which he arrived retained him and sent to a home for refugees. He has struggled with the authorities and tried to create a better life. He is now studying and working in the industry. He misses his home.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Copyright: © Nina Znidersic