'LETTERS TO JOEP'
In the summer of 1989 I had a three-week romance with my first great love Joep. When we broke up we lost touch, but 27 years later we became friends on Facebook.
Along with the loving photos of his children Joep also posted all kinds of fake news about refugees and this resulted in an old-fashioned FB discussion.
It gave me the inspiration to go the border village of Idomeni in Greece where at that moment a large blockage had developed due to the closure of the border by Macedonia.
From this camp I wrote 14 letters to Joep. It became letters in which ‘left’, ‘right’ and ‘the truth’ disappeared, and we learned how to better understand each other’s point of view.
Scroll down to read the letters.