Girl from the south

Girl from the south (image #0093 out of 100)…

From our book (containing 100 images and corresponding texts) about refugees and Drop in the Ocean volunteers on the Greek Island of Chios…

The book will be published autumn 2016. Pre order your copies here...


May the girls from the south join the girls from the north as they grow up together, so that women of unprecedented strength shall walk upon the Earth.

John Slade

The first image

Eirik: “The following image from the Tabakika refugee camp on Chios Island is the image to be presented first in our Chios Portraits book, with John’s text (below the image here, the layout of the book will be different…).

The image was captured in the women and children’s breakfast line on a morning in March when I visited Chios for the first time.”


A little girl in a refugee line.  Her mother’s hand guards her shoulder.  Her mother’s other hand holds a younger brother or sister.  The girl wears a new coat, given to her by a stranger.

This little girl looks ahead with great reluctance.  After all that she and her family have been through, what is coming next?

John Slade