2016 Photo Contest, Spot News

Hope for a New Life


Warren Richardson

28 August, 2015

A baby is handed through a hole in a razor wire barrier, to a Syrian refugee who has already managed to cross the border from Serbia into Hungary, near Röszke.

Hungary was hardening its stance towards refugees attempting to enter the country. In July, Hungary began construction on a four-meter-high barrier fence along the entire length of the frontier with Serbia, to close off border crossings through all but official routes. Refugees attempted to find ways through before the fence was completed on 14 September. This group had spent four hours hiding in an apple orchard at night, dodging border police, being gassed with pepper spray, and trying to find a way across.

About the photographer

Warren Richardson

Warren Richardson (b. 1968), born in Australia, is a self-taught photographer who undertakes long-term projects dealing with human and environmental issues, as well as assignment...

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