Christian Herbert Hildebrand
Salesianum opens for refugies
An old katholic schoolbuilding in Oberwil near Zug Switzerland was empty at the time.
The owner decided to let live refugees there for a limited time. When the people moved in I got the chance to make a reportage for the newspaper. Thanks to a arabic dolmetcher I could talk to these people who were very timid an shy in the beginning. Within the time as they understood, that I want to show them not as "poor" refugees but in a inspiring positiv way they were very glad to make these pictures together with me. I wanted to make portraits wich make a bridge to us here, wich communicate with us. Not just we watch at them. So I think they spread a shy happiness and make hope that also for people who have to flee there is a future in peace!