Finalist in the 2014 Visual Storytelling Awards 2014 http://www.enricanaj.com Canaj was born in Albania moved with his family to Greece in 1991. He studied photography at the Leica Academy in Athens. In 2007 he took part in a British Council project on migration.
Canaj has taken photographs recording the events around migration and refugees trying to escape war. The risks they take on sea crossing in small boats. The reception they receive when they arrive in Greece and the life they lead.
It was around 5 a.m. when the Greek Coast Guard identified a small boat floating towards Chios, a small island in the Aegean. There were 49 immigrants on board. © Enri Canaj