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my home, my country..

By bliba  
Maihan means my home, my country..this young man left his home at the age of 14. He was traveling for 1 year by bus, truck, on foot ... Turkey he left with a crowded dinghy, he can not swim .... after this crossing he could not take a shower for 3 months ... he was so afraid of the water. in Athens he was in prison for almost half a year .... now he lives in Austria, works in the company where I work and will work trained as a car technician.
I wish Meihan a new home

thanks for looking

oliver

Tags: Photo journalism Monochrome Bnw portrait Monochrome portrait Men at work

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mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2519 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2018 8:08AM
I wish him well. He has found friends, that's a good start in a strange country. And now he is a part of all of our lives.
A fine portrait of Maihan in his new world, full of the hope and confidence of youth.
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2018 8:22AM
Already king in his own domain, Maihan makes a fine subject for the low-viewpoint treatment.
A heartening story, of human resilience and humans opening their hearts to a fine young man.
Regards
Bill
leo_nid 5 12
26 Dec 2018 8:44AM
Definitely, as follows from Meihan's story, it's about an exemplary (and alarmingly rare) situation when a newcomer to a foreign country becomes not part of the problem, but part of the solution. And wishing the best of luck to him in his new homeland.
cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
26 Dec 2018 9:23AM
That's a lovely story.. hope 2019 is good for him 😁😁
Lontano 12 8 2 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2018 9:45AM
This portrait conveys that, despite all that he has gone through, he has the self-confidence to succeed.

I wish him well.

Dave
26 Dec 2018 9:56AM
A wonderful story, Oliver and a great picture of what now appears to be a happy and proud young man.
I'm sure that all of us here on epz, wish him well for the future.

JohnSmile
Chinga Plus
11 61 3 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2018 10:51AM
Great title! Great street photography Ollie!! Isabel GrinGrin
franken Plus
19 5.4k 4 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2018 11:28AM
Excellent, Oliver!Smile
Joline Plus
15 38 59 United States
26 Dec 2018 1:23PM
A success story. He has every right to be proud, and Austria should be proud of giving him the opportunity.
So many don't get that....
AlfieK Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2018 2:46PM
A wonderful story of resilience and compassion GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Alfie
😊😊😊😊😊
Superb

Good luck Maihan

Carole
26 Dec 2018 6:01PM
A great Christmas story of hope and charity . I too wish Maihan well, he sounds like he is well on his way to being a contributing and valued member of Austrian society, we need to hear more of these positive refugee stories . Thanks for the introduction Oliver
Happy new year to you , and hope your Christmas was joyous .
Cheers Walt
nonur 13 18 13 Turkey
27 Dec 2018 5:22AM
We have hundreds of thousands of Maihans here. You can find them in every city and they find jobs because the work for less. A very sad story altogether.
Maihan appears to be luckier, I hope he will get established and be happier in the coming year. I like your POV which makes him look confident and happy.
A great portrait in mono, Ollie.

capto Plus
10 7.0k 31 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2018 9:07AM
A great story.Smile
ivor
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
1 Jan 2019 1:28PM
A fine portrait of this young survivor, I wish him all the best for the future 👍
Trev 😀

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