“Nobody puts their tiny children, their wives, their husbands, their mothers, their fathers into little plastic boats and sets to sea if it is safer not to.”

–Getty Images VP of Editorial Content Hugh Pinney

Getty Images VP of Editorial Content Hugh Pinney discusses the global impact of the refugee crisis and the importance of documenting this complex issue. He provides insight into some of the most moving and poignant images taken during this mass migration of people from the Middle East to Europe.

 

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