Photographed with Johanna-Maria Fritz
For the past nine months, Charlotte Schmitz and Johanna-Maria Fritz went to Tiergarten, a central park in Berlin, where many refugees take drugs and engage in prostitution. Since 2015 most of them are from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and Pakistan.
At first, they went there to develop a relationship with many of these people, so they could photograph them. But they quickly noticed that there were no social workers assisting them. Charlotte and Johanna started by organizing a coalition of social service providers that can meet regularly and discuss ways to coordinate efforts to assist these people. They used social media to mobilize Berlin residents to assist them, and will help them applying for jobs, processing other paperwork, and other activities they otherwise can not do.