Refugees and migrants arriving on Lesbos Island, Greece (2015)
"The thin line between reality and performance, documentary and art, fascinates Alex Majoli. In 2015, he traveled to Lesbos, a small island off the coast of Greece, to document the crisis of refugees fleeing conflicts in North Africa and the Mediterranean. Here, artificial lighting creates a scene that resembles a film still, but the emotions that animate the faces of his subjects are genuine. This series was intended to underscore Europe's inability to isolate itself from the suffering taking place across the Mediterranean."
“Nothing is more beautiful than the love that has weathered the storms of life.
The love of the young for the young, that is the beginning of life.
But the love of the old for the old, that is the beginning of things longer.”
Jerome K. Jerome
I first got the idea of a best of the year from the exemplary Glasgowdragonfly’s blog. So in looking back… this photo was your choice of 2015. This was of the Chicago Lighthouse taken from a boat during my visit there. Second most viewed was The Beauty of a Woman, from last February. Thank you for all of your gracious support in 2015 and for sharing your wonderful blog posts as well.
“Together with the plum blossom, the peony is a national floral symbol of the country of China. The Chinese name for peony means “beautiful” and in Chinese culture the flowers represent riches, prosperity and honor.” — The Secret Language of Flowers