What image comes into your mind, when you hear the word 'Asylum seeker' or 'refugee'?  Will it change, when you can meet them in glossy magazines for example portaited in the role of their dreams, instead of a daily newspaper with a

picture of someone sitting behind the boom of a asylum seeker centre?

 

This is an example of how media can influence our perception. 

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© Mirjam Offringa, Research in 2013

Tim, from Syria

 

Al shabir,

from Eritrea

Amir,

from

Eritrea

© Mirjam Offringa
© Mirjam Offringa

Taim

from Syria

Amina,

from

Eritrea

© Mirjam Offringa
© Mirjam Offringa

Ashebir,

from Eritrea.

© Mirjam Offringa
© Mirjam Offringa

Amina,

from Eritrea.

Al Shafee,

from Southern Sudan.

© Mirjam Offringa
© Mirjam Offringa

Trinh Quan from Vietnam

© Mirjam Offringa
© Mirjam Offringa
© Mirjam Offringa
© Mirjam Offringa

Angela,

from Servia

Scouting, styling, photography and editing by Mirjam Offringa.

With many thanks for sponsoring/support:

Shoes -   Schuurman schoenen

Clothes - 4Men Fashion, Roden

Guitar -  Janke Brands

COA -     AZC Drachten & Musselkanaal

          And all the great models volunteering for this project.