The Long Way Home reflects on the long journey that refugees across the world undertake when they decide to leave their homes in pursuit of a new place to call “home”.
It’s normally the wealthiest, luckiest or strongest ones who reach the end of their journey: Europe.
Most of the time, Europe is not a straight forward reward, but the beginning of a second, and sometimes longer, journey. This is the “other reality” David’s collection of images aims to show. A story that goes beyond the usual representations of the ongoing European refugee crisis.
David Molina embarked on a year-long placement at several refugee centres in Belgium as part of the European Voluntary Service (EVS). This experience gave raise to his work “The Long Way Home”, which was published in the British Journal of Photography’s September 2016 issue and was exhibited at the City University of New York that same year. He reached the final in Burn Magazine’s 2015 Emerging Photographer Fund and was shortlisted for the renowned Gomma Photography Grant award in 2016.