Lachie Hinton 'Syrian Refugee with Drawing'

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Lachie Hinton 'Syrian Refugee with Drawing'

250.00

2016, charcoal on paper, 40 x 60cm

In 2016 Lachie Hinton traveled to Europe to document the largest refugee crisis since WWII. With a camera and sketchbook in hand, Hinton followed the refugee trail from Istanbul to Chios, Lesbos, Athens and Idomeni, documenting the individual stories behind news headlines around the globe. 

Hinton's humane expressionist style recalls the German Expressionists' sincere depictions of war. Syrian Refugee with Drawing is a portrait of a young Syrian girl presenting her drawing of her war-torn home. Hinton portrays the young girl in an uncloying and sincere style, offering a glimpse of the sad realities of the current Syrian diaspora. 

Hinton’s incongruous images of idyllic Greek islands dotted with displaced people reframes the current political debate, humanising the thousands of displaced Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans who have undertaken the journey into Europe.  

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