Chris Grodotzki

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Chris is a multimedia journalist focusing on social and environmental conflicts. Along with his studies of photojournalism in Hannover and Aarhus, Chris carries out photographic and multimedia assignments and commits himself to independent political art and journalism projects. His work City of the Faceless gained the dpa News Talent Award 2013.

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Portfolio

Sea-Watch Mediterranean Boat People Rescue - Mission 08/2016 - 02.08.-12.08.2016
The Silence Of The Lambs
Adress (24), a Yezidi student living in Dohuk, video chats with his girlfriend in the headlights of a friend's parked car. It is his first return to his family home in Khana Sor after the genocidal massacre, during the ISIS occupation of the Shingal area in 2014. Many Yezidis have left the region for good, because they don't feel safe or home in Shingal anymore. Adress, however, promotes return and reconstruction of the Yezidi society, but nevertheless suffered a nervous breakdown upon arrival in the depopulated ghostlike town. His girlfriend, who fled to Germany, first couldn't believe his return story, telling him: "If I would have to go home now, I would kill myself."
Mohammed - Calais/ France, 26.08.11 - 03.09.11
Falcon Feeding at Harar Meat Market
Ten years of resistance leave traces: whether painted on the own house facade, in the schedule of the pipeline builders or in the hearts and minds of the local population.
//english//
The former UNHCR-Camp Choucha for civil war refugees from Lybia was closed at the end of June 2013. The supply of food, water and medical care was shut down. Yet there are still about 400 refugees from libya left in the deserted camp near the border. Left on their own, they defy the isolation of the desert, waiting for a perspective that doesn't leave them in the instable circumstances of current Libya or Tunisia.

//german//
Die letzten Bäume stehen genau im Eingangsbereich des Camps. hinter ihnen beginnt Choucha – und die Sahara.
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Das UNHCR-Flüchtlingslager Choucha, an der tunesisch-libyschen Grenze, wurde am 30.06.2013 gechlossen. Die Versorgung mit Trinkwasser, Nahrungsmitteln und medizinischer Hilfe wurde eingestellt, die Infrastruktur zerstört. Trotzdem leben in dem Camp immer noch etwa 400 Menschen, Geflüchtete aus dem libyschen Bürgerkrieg, die nun auf sich gestellt der Isolation in der Wüste trotzen. 

Etwa 135 von ihnen erhielten den offiziellen Flüchtlingsstatus der UNHCR, fanden aber keine Plätze mehr im mittlerweile abgeschlossenen UN Resettlement-Programm. Die restlichen Verbliebenen wurden abgelehnt, sie werfen der UNHCR schwerwiegende Verfahrensfehler vor. Für die Flüchtlinge, die größtenteils aus dem subsaharischen Afrika stammen und bis zum Bürgerkrieg 2011 Zuflucht in Lybien gefunden hatten, stellt weder die Rückkehr nach Lybien noch das lokale Integrationsprogramm in Tunesien eine Perspektive dar.
The Black Fish Sicily
Hamburg, 21.12.2013 – Demonstration for Rote Flora Squat and Lampedusa Refugees sparks riot.