A Passage to Europe
Talk by Edward Jonkler moderated by Taylor Lockhart-Lang
Wednesday 4th May 2016, 18:30hr – 20:30hr
In the last two years, an unprecedented amount of refugees have travelled from their homes in Africa and the Middle East, to try and reach safety; and better life, in Europe. Their arrival has divided communities and polarised opinions, with facts often taking a back seat.
This talk is about Edward’s personal experiences on the ‘Balkan’ refugee route, and in camps across Europe, as well as the causes and solutions of the crisis, in an open minded and pragmatic way.
Edward Jonkler is a freelance photojournalist, specialising in the Middle East and the current refugee crisis in Europe. Recently he travelled from the Syrian border to Europe, disguised as part of the group, in order to experience their journey first-hand; and is one of only two journalists to have made the ‘refugee boat’ crossing to Lesvos. He is currently based in London.
Taylor Lockhart-Lang began collaborating with artists for charity in 2010, running marketing & advertising for the St Andrews Charity Fashion Show in aid of cancer care. Since then, she has been involved in several non-profit film and art festivals, coordinating sponsorships and events. As an advertising & media professional in London, Taylor is passionate about using her expertise to aid non-profits, helping raise awareness for causes which are close to her heart.
This talk is being given as part of The Eggsperiment – A Painting For Syria exhibition.