I think of the children who will never know, intuitively, that a flower is a plant’s way of making love, or what silence sounds like, or that trees breathe out what we breathe in.
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Szymon Barylski took this month’s cover photo in the Greek village of Idomeni, on the Macedonian border, in March 2016. The girl, a Syrian refugee, is holding her infant sibling. Barylski lives in Galway, Ireland.
In 2015 more than a million refugees came to Europe seeking asylum. Most were fleeing the fighting in Syria and Iraq or escaping Taliban rule in Afghanistan. Bringing only what they could carry, many crossed the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece before continuing on to wealthier countries such as Germany and Sweden.
Cover by Szymon Barylski