Mahboubeh, an Iranian female refugee in Athens

Photographer's Name
Olga Stefatou

Mahboubeh (33) arrived in Greece with her husband from Iran in 2015 and lives in Athens under asylum. The closure of the Balkan borders under a deal between EU and Turkey trapped some 60,000 refugees in Greece. Driven by the symbolism of the colour gold, in collaboration with a designer I repurposed the foil emergency blanket transforming a material that has become synonymous with the refugee journey into a garment.

Festival Year
2019