purple universe
digital photography

Since 2013 I am a friend and volunteer at the Viennese organization Purple Sheep and the “Freunde Schützen Haus”. It provides sanctuary for people who wrongly should be deported due to a faulty administrative decision.

The pictures, which I am taking since 2013, are showing families in their accomodation, as well as their protected “free space”, the courtyard. Since all residents are acutely threatened with deportation and are greatly afraid of police checks, this courtyard is a central place of residence. 

For me this project is on-going, since I´m still close to the people and therefore documenting their lifes and developements surrounding the organization.