Kostas Koukoumakas (Greece)

Kostas Koukoumakas is a freelance journalist based in Thessaloniki, northern Greece.

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He is a contributor to VICE and to magazines published by Kathimerini newspaper.

His fellowship story focuses on priests and monks in Europe helping migrants fleeing the Middle East, despite differences in nationality and religion.

Diary

09 Jun 2015 / 15:13

The English artist helping migrants on a Greek island

Kostas Koukoumakas

There is an unearthly silence on the isolated beach in the north of Lesvos, a Greek island in the eastern Aegean. The sun has just risen and the sea is dyed in the colours of dawn. Apart from me, there is just one other person on the beach, a man with a peculiar haircut - pudding-bowl style on top, long at the back.