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The 10 Best Photo Essays of the Month

Oct 01, 2015

This month’s Photojournalism Links collection highlights 10 excellent photo essays on migrants and refugees, including maestro Paolo Pellegrin's photographs from the Mediterranean Sea, made on assignment for the New York Times Magazine. The moving black-and-white work captures hundreds, mostly Eritrean migrants who were rescued from two small fishing boats drifting off the coast of Libya.

Paolo Pellegrin: Desperate Crossing (The New York Times Magazine) See also Pellegrin's series from Lesbos, Greece: Scenes from a Human Flood.

Espen Rasmussen: Escape From War (Verdens Gang) Striking work that follows the journey of four Syrian friends from the Greek islands all the way to Germany. The article is in Norwegian, but the pictures speak loudly.

Sergey Ponomarev: Desperation and Conflict in the Migrant Crisis (The New York Times) Ponomarev's spot news series from the mid-September clashes along the Serbia-Hungary border, includes one of the most dramatic photographs from the entire crisis, that of a bloodied-face father shielding his child from tear gas, pepper spray, and water cannons.

Giulio Piscitelli: Photographing Europe’s Migrant Crisis, Year After Year (The New York Times Lens blog) Impressive, and extensive portfolio of Piscitelli's several years long effort to document migration into Europe.

Loulou d'Aki: Europe's Locked Doors (Le Monde) The Swedish photographer captured refugees and migrants along four different borders in Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, and Slovenia on assignment for Le Monde. The article is French.

Daniel Etter: Desperate Journey: Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Hungary (Human Rights Watch) Photographs from Roszke and Budapest capture the refugees and migrants on their way into and through the country.

Yuri Kozyrev: The Resilience of Thousands of Refugees on Their Way to Europe (TIME LightBox) Comprehensive portfolio of the TIME contract photographer's work on the crisis in Turkey, Greece, and Hungary.

Patrick Witty: The Chaos of Europe’s New Refugee Trail (TIME LightBox) Powerful photographs from the Serbia-Croatia border which migrants and refugees began to cross as Hungary sealed its entry points from Serbia. | See also Witty's series from Greece, published on Buzzfeed.

Giorgos Moutafis: The Unpromised Land (Al Jazeera English) Unconventional, yet compelling pictures of refugees in Greece, by a photographer native there.

Andrew Quilty: Afghanistan Uprooted (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Quilty documents some of the hundreds of thousands of Afghans uprooted by the country's turmoil.

Mikko Takkunen is TIME.com's International Photo Editor. Follow him on Twitter @photojournalism.

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