Giorgos Moutafis for Newsweek Photographs and text by Giorgos Moutafis I arrived in Antakya, Turkey, and from there crossed into Syria. Things were calm in that particular area, and, in three different villages, we photographed the antigovernment protests that took place every evening. We also visited Taftanaz, where we saw dozens of torched houses and many desperate people who, they told us, were waiting for the next attack by the government’s army.
A volunteer lifeguard carries a baby as a half-sunken catamaran carrying around 150 refugees, most of them Syrians, arrives after crossing part of the Aegean sea from Turkey on the Greek island of Lesbos Friday. 2015 (Photo: Giorgos Moutafis/ Reuters).
Giorgos Moutafis - "Shortly after entering al-Shatouria village, I met a group of FSA fighters in a grove of olive trees. There were about 10 men — just three of them were armed. They told me that they were planning on going back to the mountains close to the Turkish borders until they could better reorganize. I felt their depressed psychology and could sense their disappointment. Suddenly, one of them climbed up on his horse, holding his gun, and posed proudly in front of m...
A volunteer lifeguard carries a baby as a half-sunken catamaran carrying around 150 refugees, most of them Syrians, arrives after crossing part of the Aegean sea from Turkey on the Greek island of Lesbos, October 30, 2015. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis
Thousands of people who had been living and working in Libya started to leave the country when rebels began to revolt against Muammar Gaddafi in February 2011. More than half of the 400,000 people who fled ended up in Tunisia, like the ones seen here in Ras Jdir, 180 km west of Tripoli. (Giorgos Moutafis / Anzenberger)
A gas mask clad demonstrator holds a large stone in Syntagma Square in the center of Athens, Greece on February 10, 2012. During a 48 hour general strike, demonstrators clashed with riot police in front of the Greek Parliament. UPI/Giorgos Moutafis