Since January 2015, over 590,000 refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq have passed through Lesvos, Greece on their journey to safety and the numbers continue to rise daily. While this story has been a frequent headline in the news, the personal stories of struggle are often overlooked by mainstream media.
On this episode of “The Radical Imagination;” co-hosts Michael Pelias, a philosophy professor at LIU Brooklyn; and Peter Bratsis, a social sciences professor at Borough of Manhattan Community College, sit down with photojournalists, Harriet Dedman and Fahrinisa Oswald, who both spent months documenting the refugee crisis in Lesvos. Watch as they share photos, videos and anecdotes about the refugees they interacted with.
Full video segment here.