2016 Photo Contest, People, 3rd prize

Where the Children Sleep


Magnus Wennman

28 August, 2015

Ahmed (6) falls asleep in the grass after midnight. He carries his own bag on the stretches of the journey that the family covers on foot. His uncle, who has taken care of him since his father was killed in their hometown in northern Syria, says Ahmed is brave and cries only occasionally, in the evenings.

Refugee children, on their long journey to a new home, sleep where they can along the route.

About the photographer

Magnus Wennman

Magnus has worked in more than 80 countries, covering everything from the US election to the refugee crisis in Africa, Middle East and Europe. The five-times Photojournalist of ...

Technical information

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35.0 mm

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