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Stefania Mizara has worked as a photojournalist for the international press from her Athens base since 2000.
In 2008 she was one of the first journalists to enter the Gaza Strip during the Israeli bombing campaign. Familiar with working alongside activist groups, she collaborated with the Free Burma Rangers for her 2009 story on Burma’s Karen tribe, and with independent solidarity group Platanos during the 2015 Greek refugee crisis on Lesvos.
In autumn 2011, she began work on a web documentary relating to self-organizing structures in Greece reacting to the economic crisis. In 2012, she produced a documentary project in Cairo on women in Muslim society following the Arab spring.
Her work on the rise of the Far Right in Greece, the Muslim Brothers in Egypt and the Gezi social uprising in Turkey in 2013 put her in the center of regional events and saw her work appear in the Nouvel Observateur, VSD, Der Spiegel, Le Monde, La Tribune, Le Parisien and Le Courrier de Geneve).

In Kos island, tourists that come back from nightclubs in the early hours step into immigrants boats arriving from Turkish coast 3,5 miles away. During the day immigrants stroll around the city waiting for their papers to be processed by the police. They rent bikes, sit around the port and take selfies as they feel...Read...
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