"Where am I? Why am I here?" asks Sarah, a 24-year-old Syrian refugee who was recently photographed by Charlotte Schmitz. Schmitz used a Polaroid camera so her subjects could write their thoughts directly onto the photos. "Everyone could tell freely what he or she thinks or feels," she said.
Hamase, an 8-year-old from Iran, wrote, "My father is here because of me and my future." The translations were provided by Schmitz.
Sajid, 17, wrote, "I'm alone."
Wasiem points out the boat that he and 300 other people arrived on.