Artist seeks to humanise the plight of refugees through intimate portraits
Thursday, 29 June 2017
At the Legatum Institute we are focused on tackling the major challenges of our generation—and seizing the major opportunities—to ensure the legacy we pass on to the next generation is one of increasing prosperity and human flourishing.
Our latest research has shone a spotlight on a group of people who are largely ignored and often invisible. This group of people who no longer belong in or to a country is now almost equal to the size of the UK.
Artist Hannah Rose Thomas is on a mission to share their stories and make these often invisible people, visible. To Governments, to local communities and to the wider global community. Hannah's intimate portraits of Syrian refugees in Jordanian refugee camps and refugees in the Calais 'Jungle' seek to humanise the individuals forced to flee their homes, whose personal stories would otherwise be left untold.
In a deeply personal and moving speech, Hannah recently addressed the Scottish Parliament to raise awareness of their plight.
Watch Hannah's speech here and view her work here.