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Entry Title: "Homeland"
Name:
Hugo Bes
, Netherlands
Category and Expertise: Editorial-Photo Essay, Professional


Entry Description: Over the last few months I regularly have visited the refugee center in Dunkirk (France). When I was in the center, I noticed that the mobile phone is the most important item to bring for refugees when they go on their journey.
I asked the residents to share memories and positive feelings with me from their homeland, family and their previous life. By showing me a photo on their mobile phone.
With this series of photographs I want to show that the residents I have met in the center are just like you and me. They have hopes and dreams. They want to live a normal, quiet life. And they certainly do not want to be in the situation they are in right now.