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Lesbos, Greece on October 17, 2015. / Λέσβος, 17 Οκτωβρίου 2015.

Lesbos, Greece on October 17, 2015. / Λέσβος, 17 Οκτωβρίου 2015.


With all the horrible news and photos presented to the public over the past year of the desperate dilemma facing immigrants trying to escape war or poverty, this photo by professional photographer Lefteris Partsalis is a welcome relief. The photo, taken in Mytilini Lesbos and its accompanying story, has gone “viral” around the internet and it is easy to see why.

The caption was “Three elderly women feed a migrant child at the island of Lesbos, Greece on October 17, 2015. The photographer later added “Three grandmothers ξαποστεναν while a woman in front of them was trying to feed her baby as it cried incessantly. The grandmothers, speaking in the dialect of Lesbos, asked her for the baby. From their gestures the mother understood and handed the baby to them”.

I, (Tom) might add that the elderly women, perhaps in their 90s, might well have been refugees in the 1923 population exchange and, if so, quite possibly at the same age as the baby they are feeding.

This is a great photo simply by its content but also highlighted by the contrast of muted tones with the vibrant hues of the mother’s clothing, and the contrasts of old/young, endings/beginnings, past/future etc.

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This late afternoon (Tuesday October 20) and tomorrow morning and late afternoon the Association of Voluntary Blood Donors of Magnesias will open shop at their usual spot at the port. The professionals will welcome anyone who wishes to give. The greenish bus-like vehicle is easy to find as it is usually parked near the Flying Dolphin departure point.

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