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Resource March 4, 2015

Meet the Journalist: Holly Pickett and Joanna Kakissis Reporting on Syrian Refugees in Europe

Rafat and Naif on the overlook in the Black Forest near Zell am Hammersbach, Germany. Image by Holly Pickett. Germany, 2014.

Thousands of displaced Syrians have made treacherous journeys across land and sea to the safe haven...

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Rafat Al Aydi, 20, right, takes in the view of southwestern Germany with his brother Naif, 16, during a walk in the Black Forest near their home in tiny Zell am Hammersbach, Germany in March 2014. The four Al Aydi boys, unable yet to speak German, struggled to adjust to life in their new village, but it wasn’t long before their family was on the move again, searching for a real place to call home. Image by Holly Pickett. Germany, 2014.

Holly Pickett is an American photojournalist based in Istanbul, Turkey. In this video, she talks about the origins of her project with reporter Joanna Kakissis, "A War's Diaspora: Syrian Refugees in a Troubled Europe."


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Migration and Refugees

Migration and Refugees