2018 / Editorial / Photo Essay

Stuck In Belgrade

  • Photographer
    Alessio Paduano

According to UNHCR at the beginning of 2017 about 7,000 people are stuck in Serbia. They are migrants mostly coming from Afghanistan and Pakistan, whose 60% are unaccompanied minors. Several hundreds migrants who currently leave in Serbia have found refuge in abandoned warehouses behind Belgrade's train station. They sleep on the floor and protect themselves from the cold Serbian winter temperatures lighting fires with railway tracks wooden beams, plastic and waste of any kind, making toxic and unbreathable the air.

Born and currently based in Naples, Italy. In 2009 I graduated in Sociology at the “Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II”. In 2010 I started studying on the MA Photojournalism program at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Napoli where I got my degree with honors. Some of my work have been exhibited in the PAN-Palazzo Arti Napoli (Italy), Biennal of Bibbiena (Italy), Palm Spring Photo Festival (California), Tel Aviv Photo Fair (Israel), etc. My work has been published on Bbc, Time, The Guardian, Newsweek and more.