Andrea Gjestvang at the Athens Photo Festival in Athens, Greece

Panos photographer Andrea Gjestvang is exhibiting her photo project on children whose families sought asylum in Norway but were refused and later deported from the country – The Return.

The exhibition will be held at:

Benaki Museum
Pireos St. Annexe
Pireos 138
Athina 118 54

from 18 to 31 July 2016.


Israe (15) was three and a half years old when she moved to Norway from Jordan. She lived in Namsos in Norway for nine years before the family was deported. “If I come back to Norway I will take off my hijab. I’ll do what I want – go out with my friends, and go with my sisters into town. There we can make what we want of our lives. Here there is nothing we can do. But it is not we who decide over our lives. Others do.” Irbid, Jordan. © Andrea Gjestvang

To view the full series of images, please click here.