Following the lives of four Syrian refugee mothers and their babies, from the day these women gave birth, through their newborns’ all-important milestones: first smiles, first meals, first steps.
Featuring: Lynsey Addario, Aryn Baker, Francesca Trianni
Pulitzer Center & TIME
“Finding Home” documents three families at the heart of Europe’s refugee crisis. It’s the story of women and children with no place to call home; it’s about families that, even if they do escape the limbo of refugee camps, may be forced to live in the shadows of Europe for years if not decades; and it’s about a generation of stateless children, born and raised on the run.
Since September 2016, the TIME team has spent months documenting the overcrowded refugee camps in Thessaloniki, Greece, and is following the first year in the lives of several refugee babies and their mothers as they seek a new—and more permanent—home in Europe.
Lynsey Addario is an American photojournalist who regularly works for The New York Times, National Geographic, and TIME Magazine. She began photographing professionally for the Buenos Aires Herald in Argentina in 1996 with no previous photographic training. In 2000, Addario first traveled to Afghanistan to document life and oppression of women living under the Taliban, and made three separate trips to the country under Taliban rule before September 11, 2001. Over the past 15 years, Addario has covered every major conflict and humanitarian crises of her generation, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Darfur, Libya, Syria, Lebanon, South Sudan, Somalia, and Congo. She recently released a New York Times best selling memoir, “It’s What I Do,” which chronicles her personal and professional life as a photojournalist coming of age in the post-9/11 world.
Aryn Baker is TIME Magazine’s Africa Bureau Chief and international correspondent. Since joining TIME in Hong Kong in 2001, she has worked as a reporter, editor and correspondent, covering everything from the first Tibetan beauty pageant to Iran’s Paralympics volleyball team, Afghanistan’s collapse, the Arab Spring, the Syrian war, and the 2014 outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. She served as Afghanistan-Pakistan Bureau Chief from 2006 to 2010, then as Middle East Bureau Chief from 2010 to 2014. She now covers African affairs and refugee issues from her base in Cape Town, South Africa.
Francesca Trianni is a staff video journalist for TIME Magazine based in New York. She has contributed to many of TIME’s most important stories in the past three years, including features for Person of the Year and Time 100. A native Italian speaker, Francesca earned her master’s degree in digital media from the Columbia Journalism School.
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