Documentary Photographer and Photojournalist Cinzia D’Ambrosi is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography. From her ongoing project ‘Hate Hurts‘ . For more info on Hate Hurts click on any photograph.
Over the last two years, I have chronicled the personal costs of psychological and physical violence against refugees and asylum seekers. Working across Europe, in Greece, Italy, Hungary, Iceland and Serbia. Refugees and asylum seekers face violence from the moment they try to cross one of Europe’s borders, when they wait for formal protection. The EU’s continuous failure to handle the flow of refugees has only increased violence, push-backs (illegal practice of forcibly sending back asylum seekers once they cross a border) and abusive practices by organised criminals, those with links to the far right and institutional violence, most often carried out by European government’s own security forces. The scale and the repercussion are still under-reported, while unscrupulous media reporting and the use of these for political gain have created further misery for refugees and migrants. With ‘Hate Hurts’ I am highlighting the negative impact of racism, prejudice and violence on the lives of refugees and migrants in Europe. By exposing these crimes, whether silent of viciously marked on the bodies of the victims, I am hoping that awareness will help to prevent and stop them.