Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 29th May 2019 – A new photography project from Nikon Ambassador Pieter Ten Hoopen uncovers the inspiring love stories of couples and families who have been impacted by today’s global refugee crisis.
Travelling to both Turkey and Mexico, Pieter documents the ongoing love and strength of those who have been forced to flee their native country. His aim is to help overcome stereotypes and stigmas associated with refugees, by telling their individual love stories – something universally relatable – and how they have used these relationships to drive them towards a better future.
Be it for environmental, political, economic or cultural reasons, there are more refugees displaced now than ever before. To date, there are 68.5 million people worldwide who have been forced to flee their home, and among them, nearly 25.4 million are refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18¹. Equipped with the Nikon D850, Z 7 mirrorless camera and NIKKOR lenses, Pieter wanted to report this crisis in a new way, to represent the people as individuals – not statistics.