About resilience

Henk has been photographing the journey of groups of displaced persons for over fifteen years. He has always focused on the resilience of people and the humanity of the anonymous refugee. The iconic images of makeshift gardens in front of the tents in a UN camp are well known.

Reflecting on this and on the current war situation, Henk makes a comment on this earlier work. Times have changed, but maybe he has too. Hope gives way to despair about the uncertain future. Despite the power that lies in the way in which these refugees build something up in their situation, their situation itself should not disappear from the picture.