Philip Jones Griffiths Foundation Award 2017 Exhibition
Enri Canaj, winner of the Philip Jones Griffiths Foundation Award 2017, will exhibit his award-winning series at Gallery 46 in London
Magnum photographer Enri Canaj has been awarded the 2017 Philip Jones Griffiths Foundation Award for his series The Wind Cries War, which documents the influx of refugees that have arrived in Greece since 2013.
The series documents large crowds of refugees fleeing their home countries in search of a better future. Making the treacherous journey across Turkey to Greece and along the Balkan route, they arrive for different reasons. Whether they have escaped wars, internal displacements, minority exclusion, religious oppression, gender-based violence—their faces reveal great pain. Caught in limbo, between hope and uncertainty, banding between one country and the next, their journey will be a long one. In joining the refugees along their passage, Canaj presents an unmediated, powerful portrait of the refugee crisis.
The Philip Jones Griffiths Award is an annual prize, devoted to supporting and highlighting talent in photojournalism. With the support of the PJG Foundation, Canaj intends to continue this project by documenting refugees as they create new lives in new homes.
A selection of Enri Canaj’s photographs will be exhibited alongside other finalists at Gallery 46 in London from December 7th to 14th.