The Wonder People
The Wonder People is a large series of photographs of children and adults caught in the global refugee crisis. Dorte Verner photographed refugees caught in 22 countries originating from Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Kurdistan, Mali, Myanmar, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria and more over the past three years. The photographs are a rare look into the life of “The Wonder People” around the globe. A series of 50 photographs will be exhibited at Photoworls Gallery from Jan. 19 to February 25 (see more on the Biography page).
The World's 66 million refugees are 66 million individuals, people. The global refugee crisis is a developing world crisis, with 90% of refugees living in developing or poor countries. Refugees are mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers before they are refugees. They wake up in the morning, wash themselves and their clothes, eat and cook, play and socialize with friends and family, and communicate with loved ones at home; and they miss and long to return back home to the place they were forced to leave. The wonder people are resilient despite hardship and adversity. They are people above all, including when forcibly displaced.