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Enri Canaj
Albanian, b. 1980 (Associate)
Apr 17, 2020
While many journalists have found ways to cover the COVID-19 pandemic from a distance, photographers remain on the front lines. Photos and video stir emotions and offer important information for viewers. But that work simply can’t be done over the telephone. So photographers are perhaps particularly at risk as journalists work to inform and educate the public. What can they do to stay healthy? What... More...
Mar 24, 2020
In March 2020, Turkey's president Erdogan announced the opening of the country's border with Greece provoking a new massive wave of refugees to Europe. Enri Canaj travelled to the border at Evros and to Lesbos island, documenting Greek anti-migrant militia patrolling the area along with the struggles of refugees seeking safety.

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Mar 10, 2020
"In October 2019 I went to Lesbos and photographed refugees and migrants living in the island the recent years. Moria's camp has a capacity of 3,000. Currently, around 14,000 refugees are squeezed into the infamous refugee camp, Greece's largest reception and identification center. Many people have been living in the camp for years now. Many others have tried to leave and move to the Greek capital... More...
Featured Essays
Mar 20, 2019
"Niger is a key transit point for Sub-Saharian migration, and its central cities have been a common stopover for migrants and refugees passing through the country since a long time.
In many scenarios, the original plan for many migrants is to go to Europe and, for the ones that are not able to accomplish it, the journey ends in the city of Agadez, known as “ the desert entrance”. Since 2016, the road... More...
Featured Essays
Nov 6, 2018
As the Italian coalition government between the anti-system Five Star Movement and the far right party League is setting up a very strong immigration policy, Italy is facing the rise of a racist hatred climate.
Since the beginning of June, at least ten cases in which Italians opened fire on foreigners have been reported.
In this context, Enri Canaj, continuing his long-term work on immigration in Europe,... More...