From the summer of 2015 until May 2016, the isolated Greek farming village of Idomeni became host to a temporary refugee camp that sprang up on the Greek/FYROM border, and became home to 15 000 people. These images were taken there during March and April 2016.
A boy walks back to his tent early in the morning, through the muddy camp in Idomeni, March 2016.
A man has turned his tent into a convenience store. After having to remain in Idomeni for weeks, people started to turn to their skills and entrepreneurial abilities to get by. Some travelled to the near by towns to get supplies to sell at a profit. These included anything from fresh produce (meat, vegetables, yogurt) to cupboard items (rice, coffee, crisps, canned food) or other miscellaneous supplies (shoes, chargers, cigarettes).
An empty wheelchair sits outside a row of tents in the camp of Idomeni, by the Greece-FYROM border, March 2016. Many of those staying in the camp bore physical signs of the violence and devastation they were fleeing from.
A Yazidi family sits together to eat breakfast in their tent in Idomeni, April 2016.
A tambor/bouzouk player sings traditional songs during Newroz (Kurdish New Year) celebrations in Idomeni, March 2016. Some musicians had managed to bring their instruments with them on their journey. Their impromptu performances often drew small crowds in the camp, with people sitting together to sing and drink chai or arrak.
A group of siblings, from Syria, pose together for a photo in the camp of Idomeni, March 2016. They were very insistent on including their sequin covered dress.
Two women do their laundry on a sunny morning in Idomeni, April 2016. Two-to-three designated water points could be found in the camp.
An older Syrian woman makes rice pudding for her grandchildren at the refugee camp in Idomeni, March 2016.
A man holds up his hands, clapping, while another carries a flaming torch during Newroz (Kurdish New Year) celebrations in Idomeni, March 2016, where several hundred Kurdish refugees gathered for a day of festivities.
A group of young people perform traditional dances during Newroz (Kurdish New Year) celebrations in Idomeni, March 2016. Celebrations lasted well into the night with much singing and dancing in a very intensely emotional atmosphere.
A girl washes her face early in the morning at one of only two washing stations in the camp of Idomeni, April 2016.
Children play with bubbles, distributed earlier by a group of volunteer clowns, April 2016.