Colleen Sinsky blogging at the intersection of wanderlust and social justice.
The aftermath of hundreds of refugees arriving in between storms on Lesvos. November 2015.
An Afghan girl waits with her family to register with Greek authorities on Lesvos, Greece. November 2015
Happy to be safe on shore, a Syrian girl who had just arrived by boat with her father wait for an IRC bus to take them to the registration camp. Lesvos, November 2015.
Norwegian volunteers keep watch for rafts in distress in the Aegean Sea between Greece and Turkey. November 2015.
A Greek lifeguard attempts to calm refugees in an arriving raft. December 2015.
An Afghan girl waits with her parents and four siblings to register with Greek authorities in the Moria registration camp on Lesvos. November 2015.
An international troupe of volunteer circus performers bring smiles to the otherwise somber Moria transit camp. Lesvos, December 2015.
An “Evzone” soldier guards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Greek Parliament in Syntagma Square, Athens. October 2015.
Tangier, Morocco, October 2015.
A boy runs through the quiet streets of Chefchaouan the “Blue City” in northern Morocco. October 2015.
“Hippie Flower” proudly shows off how she’s decorated her camp. She’s been homeless for several years, and is an influential person in her community of people sleeping in this part of town. Portland, Oregon, February 2016.
After sleeping in their car for several months, the Edwards family enjoys peace and community in an affordable housing project. I’m lucky to be able to call this family my close friends after initially meeting them through work at JOIN and connecting them to housing resources years ago. March 2016.
Imprisoned in a concentration camp for years because of his community organizing activities, Paulmang was a refugee from Myanmar who now works with refugees in Portland from SE Asia. February 2016.
“Street Roots gave me the opportunity to work when I was homeless. It gave me hope.” -Willie, Portland OR, February 2016.
Modern Bedouin in the Moroccan Sahahara, October 2015.
Culture clash in the Moroccan Sahara, October 2015.
Tarifa, Spain, October 2015.
Talkeetna, Alaska, 2am June, 2015.
Seward SeaLife Aquarium, Seward, Alaska, August 2015.
“Pure Imagination” ice cave under the Sandy Glacier on Mt Hood, Oregon. March, 2015.
Kahiltna Glacier, Denali National Park, Alaska, August 2015.