Would you open your home to a stranger?
These intimate portraits and their accompanying captions show how refugees and the people who have welcomed them into their homes are living together in five countries across Europe – and how both benefit from the arrangement. From a young Syrian LGBT artist who found a fresh start and friendship in Malmö, Sweden, to a 72-year-old Eritrean saved from sleeping on the streets by a Birmingham couple in the UK, the collection shows acts of compassion, but also the human face of a refugee crisis often portrayed in negative stereotypes.
This series was developed by the photographer Aubrey Wade in partnership with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. The exhibition was first show earlier this year at St Martin-in-the-Fields at London’s Trafalgar Square.