Since his graduation in 2013 from Germany’s Dortmund University, Felix Kleymann has worked as a photographer in projects all over the world. Previously focusing on social injustice, for example on the pacification process in Rio de Janeiro, his ‘Escaping Death: Syrian Refugees’ series became a rewarding experience which quickly justified the dangers involved.
“I immersed myself, posing as a refugee. I never identified as a photojournalist. So, I traveled the same exhausting way as all the refugees. I think crossing the sea, being on that rubber boat, makes this story so special. I was documenting the subjects, but I was also the subject myself.”