“Refugees are people like the rest of us. They have homes, hopes, names and ages,” Pulitzer-winning photojournalist Mohammed Muheisen said in an interview released on Tuesday, ahead of the photographic exhibition “Light on the Move” taking place at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens on October 26-31.
The exhibition was organised by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), using photographs taken by the Jordanian photojournalist in a career of covering major events in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Africa and the United States since 2001. In addition, for more than a decade, he has been covering the refugee crisis in the Middle East, Asia and Europe.
In the interview he spoke of his experience photographing refugees, migrants and people displaced from their homelands for over 10 years. “There is no better way than a photo to tell a story. A photo carries the reality, the exact time when something happened, and as a photojournalist it is my responsibility to tell all these stories through my photos,” he explained.