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After 'The Wall' now 'The Wave'? The arrival of refugees in Germany – a GoSee look behind the scenes by Herbert Piel. Made in Germany 2.0

Refugees are Europe's No. 1 issue today. Too many, too different, too expensive, … The arguments are not new. But what is the reality behind each individual fate? And who would ever want to trade places? We present you on GoSee a small insight into the German Refugee World 2016. Photographer Herbert Piel was commissioned by the Development Agency Rhineland-Palatinate e.V. to document the arrival of refugees. He was selected because he had previously visited several of the areas devastated by conflict, from which these masses have fled – and continue to do so. Their experiences, what individuals still have to endure, and background information... are what make his sensitive documentary special.

In his photos, the reportage photographer not only sheds light on the arrival of refugees but also on the work of several state offices and various volunteers. Multiple reception facilities for asylum seekers across Rhineland-Palatinate were asked to support Piel on this project and to grant him access to the refugee camps so that he can provide an unembellished account of the status quo.

The photos Piel took with his Leica M Monochrome II camera illustrate the gripping reality of what hundreds of thousands of people, who are no different than you and me, have to deal with while living in refugee reception facilities: Children play and study, adults struggle to remain calm, skeptical teens still manage to appear hopeful for the camera... The makeshift, confined character of the overall situation is seldom focused upon, but is rendered insignificant when looking into the eyes of refugee children, who have born witness to such suffering.

One thing should never be forgotten – none of us would ever leave our families, friends or home voluntarily. And even if it seems like the German culture of welcoming refugees can't reconcile or compensate for the Pan-European policy – every path taken and each project initiated will sooner or later encounter obstacles – all of which have to be overcome. And nobody ever said it would be easy. What the Lady said was: “We can do this.” And the world is still standing on the sidelines. Made in Germany 2.0.
20.02.2016 // show complete article

GoSee PORTFOLIOS - now with 4500 PORTFOLIOS online in January 2016. What about yours?

Kids, Beauty, Landscape, Illustration, Transportation ... The list of topics in the meanwhile more than 4500 uploaded GoSee Portfolios is nearly endless. You can find GOSEE PORTFOLIOS either under or directly in a GoSee member's account. In our PORTFOLIO section, you can filter or search by both location and category. A search in the category Beauty right now would yield a result of 325 portfolios, and under Reportage you'll find over 100 portfolios online. Uploading a portfolio is free of charge – all you need is a GoSee account. So register now!
28.01.2016 // show complete article

Last Minute JOBS plus several new GoSee BLOGS... And we wish you happy holidays and say a big GoSee THANK YOU!

You can now find GOSEE JOBS such as SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER DIGITAL, ONLINE PROJECT MANAGER, BOOKER at a casting agency, JUNIOR RETOUCHER at a renowned post production company, STYLIST / DISPLAY DESIGNER, SENIOR BOOKER at a representation, FREELANCE ART DIRECTOR... and many more on GoSee. All free and industry relevant. Plus, the GOSEE BLOG page (photos courtesy of Anselm Kiefer/Centre George Pompidou & Photo Switzerland) which is also supervised in part by our editors is always worth an occasional visit – where all MEMBERS (anyone with their own GoSee account) can actively & easily promote their works and events.

We would like to take a moment to thank all GoSee Premium Members for a great 2015, but also our loyal readers from the areas of creation, production, editing, marketing, PR, ... thank you for your wonderful GOSEE FEEDBACK, for a fantastic UPDATE15, for a beautiful year 2015. We wish you happy holidays and hope you are just as excited as we are about the coming year with GoSee NEWS.
21.12.2015 // show complete article