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