Taking this photo of 2 unaccompanied refugee boys being reunited with their father after 2 years apart, was a humbling education for me.
I took this photo for Safe Passage. It was featured on Chanel 4 News, Unicef tried to buy it and Safe Passage tried to project it onto the Houses of Parliament (but failed). It is used on all their literature and I hope reminds people that it’s real people behind the headlines.
What you can’t experience in this image, is the sound of the father wailing. I’ll never forget that. All the people in the background were lawyers, part of the charity or translators. They had worked for 2 years to make this moment happen. Everyone looked on and cried, including me.