Everyone’s favorite dissident artist Ai Weiwei has posted photos and videos to his Instagram account of his visit to the the Greek island of Lesbos, home to the Moria refugee camp which houses migrants escaping from the Middle East.
Yesterday the artist posted a video of a dinghy full of Syrians arriving on the island. In the video, a rescue team aids the passengers as they scramble ashore.
Ai has taken several photographs with refugee families at the camp. Captions include “Beautiful family from Syria at the Camp in Moria, Lesvos Greece” and “Lovely boy from Syria at the refugee camp.”
Ai’s photos and videos have been praised by users of the photo sharing platform who have thanked him for his work. One wrote, “Such great, terrible, crucial and heartbreaking work. Thank you.”
Many more photos and videos can be found on Ai Weiwei’s Instragram account.
By Mary DeMay
[Images via Instagram]