The border town of Przemyśl is the main point of entry for Ukrainian refugees entering Poland. Most have come from Lviv, the central node for Ukrainians heading west. The photographer Florian Rainer has followed the route in the other direction. His images record both the anxiety and resilience of people forced to abandon their homes from one day to the next.
Austrian photographer. Rainer’s highly acclaimed book Fluchtwege (2015), a combination of images and text, documented the refugee movement of that year beyond the sensationalist and clichèd aesthetics of the mass media. He is currently at the Poland/Ukraine border region photographing what is rapidly becoming a refugee wave on perhaps an even greater scale. For a selection of Rainer’s work and contact, see www.florianrainer.com