The Wall of hope

Since 2021, the President of Belarus has been using people fleeing from third countries as part of a hybrid war against the EU. After two years of a state of emergency on the Polish-Belarusian border, the construction of the border barrier - a gigantic fencing structure modelled after Viktor Orbán - has been completed. (One of the thousands stranded refugees at the Belarusian border pleads for a bottle of drinking water. Thousands of refugees stuck in the woods lack access to clean water. Their survival relies on drinking contaminated water from puddles and marshes in the bordering forests.)

Tomáš Rafa

professional photographer, Krytyka Polityczna
Since 2009, Tomaš Rafa has investigated notions of nationalism in Central Europe through his ongoing documentary film project, New Nationalism. Traveling between Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia, the project details the creation of conflicts that arise from prejudices, superstitions, and resentments in the region.