Jorrit R Dijkstra

About the Author Jorrit R Dijkstra

Jorrit R Dijkstra is an arts & culture journalist, specialized in photography. Born in the Netherlands but living in Australia, he developed a passion for the continent of Africa on his very first visit. Next to his freelance writing he's also the senior editor of Silvershotz, an interactive contemporary photography experience.

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The strength of the Sahawari women

Photography is a powerful medium for the telling of untold stories – such as that of the Saharawi women of Western Sahara. While the influx of refugees into Europe has been making the headlines, the Sahawari have been living as refugees for more than four decades. Photographer Raffaele Petralla has documented the harsh reality of their daily lives in a striking series of images. This is Africa’s Jorrit Dijsktra takes a closer look.