2016 Photo Contest, People, 3rd prize

Where the Children Sleep


Magnus Wennman

15 September, 2015

Sham (1) sleeps in his mother’s arms at the border post between Serbia and Hungary. Only a day earlier, refugees had been allowed through, to continue journeys to northern Europe, but just before Sham and his mother arrived, Hungary closed its borders.

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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45.0 mm

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