photography / documentary: generation exile / berlin refugee youths: KHei_BER_Jawad-Omid_17

 “It’s too difficult, our journey. We risk our life, but we have to do it, if we are looking for a future. If you’re looking for something good, you have to try hard for that to achieve.” Seventeen-year-old Jawad (at right) came to Berlin from Afghanistan in the spring of 2015 with his mother and 15-y.o. sister, arriving just before the summer’s uptick in the numbers of refugees seeking a safe haven in Germany. Omid, 22, a childhood friend, arrived three month later by himself, his family dispersed throughout Afghanistan and Pakistan by their country's decades-long war.

“It’s too difficult, our journey. We risk our life, but we have to do it, if we are looking for a future. If you’re looking for something good, you have to try hard for that to achieve.”  

Seventeen-year-old Jawad (at right) came to Berlin from Afghanistan in the spring of 2015 with his mother and 15-y.o. sister, arriving just before the summer’s uptick in the numbers of refugees seeking a safe haven in Germany. Omid, 22, a childhood friend, arrived three month later by himself, his family dispersed throughout Afghanistan and Pakistan by their country's decades-long war.