Mahboubeh, an Iranian female refugee in Athens | Head On Photo Festival

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