Polish Birds ('20-ongoing)
Poland is one of the European countries which has systematically refused to take in refugees. Currently, only 1% of all applications is being approved, mainly from countries from the former Soviet Union.
The images were initially conceived as an editorial for a little brand called Notepads from Łuków (Poland) set up by Pamela Bożek. The refugee women who live there, most of whom are from Chechnya, are thought by Pamela to produce notepads from coffee pads and cheap paper. This is a project which aims to provide them with the much needed legal and economic support.
From conversation with Krasimira Butseva & Maya Hristova / EEP Berlin