People with stories and stories about people – photography project

People with stories and stories about people - photography project

He is silent. He never stares at the ground but yet I feel that there’s a battle going on inside him. He would like to share his story but he is aware that he has nothing to say that would be different from the stories of all the others who left their country. He arrived in Belgium almost 2 years ago full of hope at the promise to live his dream: to be paid to see the world. It didn’t turn out the way he wanted it: his master degree provided him with a job in an industrial cleaning enterprise. But he doesn’t cross his arms on his new life. He looks at me and I am stunned. His eyes are the shelter of his great patience, hope and trust. Perseverance also. “Life is generous, you just need to seize the chance. There are so many opportunities here.” And he is prepared to grasp his. In the meantime, when he wants to live his dream, he builds his own “Bismarck”. When he needs adventure, he goes back on memory lane to his earlier years when he was in love with motor bikes to the point of almost being consumed by it in a road accident. He speaks in a soft whispered humble voice and radiates the wisdom of the one who understands that his home stopped being endless nights spent with his friends having careless fun. He misses that badly. His anchor is his mother tongues and the glow enveloping him when he meets fellow citizens who mirror his concern. He is not alone, he will win this one to over from life

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