Social Worker and Refugee

(2012)

Mkrtich, a social worker from the organisation Mission Armenia, and Araxia (85), a refugee from Baku, in her room in a former prison near Yerevan, Armenia. Araxia is one of nearly 400.000 refugees who fled from Azerbaijan to Armenia during the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in 1988 - 1994. The government of Armenia provided them with rooms in former public administrative buildings. Many died here as they grew older, others had success to escape the situation - but too many still survive since 20-23 years in poor social and living conditions.
(Published as Leica Fotographie International Photostory)


About

Peter Schön is a photographer based in Narvik/Norway & Tbilisi/Georgia. His passion for photography started in the mountains, during several first ski descents of 5000-6000m peak in the Andes, Pamir, Tien Shan and South Caucasus. Later, he ventured into documentary photography, with several portfolios about refugees and internally displaced people (IDP) in the South Caucasus.
Peter works as certified ACMG Ski Guide and CAA Level 3 avalanche technician.
(www.frostisen-skiguides.no)