Title: Athens, Greece
Immigrants are waiting to apply for political asylum near Petrou Ralli police station in Athens. Every night hundreds of sans-papiers go to Petrou Ralli police station to reserve a place in the long row. They are trying to enter the aliens police in order to apply for asylum. They complain that only 20 people each week succeed in getting in. Most of them are trying since weeks, even months. Despite the fact that the Greek government is announcing improvements in the Greek asylum system, access to asylum is impossible for most immigrants.
Greece has become the main point of entry for unauthorized migrants heading toward Europe.
From the series ‘The Continuity of Man’, a portrait of the Mediterranean region.