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Photo of Philip Scheffner

Philip Scheffner

“For me, having a camera around was the most natural way for us to be together. Being there just as a visitor would have created more tension because there would have been all these questions like, 'What is he now? A guest? A friend?' But when I came with the camera it was like, 'Okay, that’s Philip with the camera. He’s just filming.'”

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    PURPLE SEA

    Amel Alzakout, Khaled Abdulwahed Germany, 2020

    As she fled Syria, artist Amel Alzakout’s wrist-attached GoPro camera captured her boat capsizing in a terrifying mosaic of colour and sound. Visceral immediacy and poetic narration collide in Purple Sea, a first-person account of the refugee crisis, and a survival story of heart-stopping urgency.

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