Three years after hundreds of thousands of refugees came to Europe in the summer of 2015, the Balkan route has nearly been closed off. For many politicians, this represents a success. But at what price? In Bosnia and Herzegovina, refugees and migrants still wait at the Croatian border, hoping to make it into the EU. Instead of receiving help, they must experience how the European Union is attempting to seal itself off from migration.
*1992 in Hude, Germany
Moritz Richter has been studying Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts since 2013. He works as a freelancer in the areas of portrait and documentary photography and currently lives in Leipzig. Richter’s work concentrates primarily on social topics and developments in his direct surroundings. In 2019 Richter, Paul Lovis Wagner and Bartholomäus von Laffert won the CIVIS Media Prize for Web Content. www.moritzrichter.com
*1992 in Berlin, Germany
Paul Lovis Wagner studied International Relations, Arab Studies, Political Science, Journalism and Photography in Berlin, Hanover, Paris and Rabat. He has been working as a freelance photographer for several years. Wagner reports on migration, surveillance and social movements for various German and international media. In 2019 Wagner, Moritz Richter and Bartholomäus von Laffert won the CIVIS Media Prize for Web Content. www.jib-collective.net/author/paul
*1995 in Munich, Germany
Bartholomäus von Laffert works as a freelance journalist and currently lives in Vienna. He studied in Munich and Vienna and writes for publications such as the Tagesspiegel, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the Süddeutsche Zeitung, SPIEGEL Online and others. In 2016 and 2017, he won several scholarships and distinctions. In 2019 von Laffert, Paul Lovis Wagner and Moritz Richter won the CIVIS Media Prize for Web Content. www.torial.com/bartholomaeus.von-laffert