“Take me to Jermany - a personal perspective on the refugee crisis” w/ Photographer Charlotte Schmitz
“Take me to Jermany - a personal perspective on the refugee crisis” is part of the Spring 2017 Global Studies Positioning Series: Art & Human Rights. Charlotte Schmitz, Professional Photographer will present. In 2015, many people fleeing war took the dangerous journey from Turkey to Greece searching for a new home. But Europe has decided that enough had come to their continent and many walls were erected, which were once torn down. In the “Take me to Jermany” project, Schmitz took polaroids of these refugees who in turn wrote messages on the photographs. A young refugee in Greece wrote, “I see only Humans, not Humanity,” on his picture, which explains the crisis in just one sentence. This project is about telling a story and making its characters co-authors. The event is sponsored by IU’s Center for the Study of Global Change. For more information, please visit: http://www.indiana.edu/~global/gsps/. Light refreshments provided.