Home: A photo exhibition of and with refugees

18/02/2018 – 04/04/2018



What does home mean? Do border define a sense of home? Does culture give a feel of home? Is home just an abstract thought?


The photo project answers these questions. The exhibition shows people who have left their homeland. These people tell what makes their home really special for them.

The traveling exhibition was designed by the association "Syrische Kultur und Integration e.V." (SKI) in cooperation with "Jugendhilfe Essen gGmbH" and the photojournalist Judith Buethe.

As a founding member, Buethe supports the organisation RESQSHIP e.V. for civilian rescue of refugees in the Mediterranean.

The exhibition will be shown at the Melanchthon Community Center in Essen from the 18th of February to the 4th of April 2018.

Civil Sea Rescue in the Central Mediterranean

04/01/2018 – 13/02/2018



For the second time, the Service Point for Volunteering (Kopstadtplatz 12, 45127 Essen) welcomes the photo journalist Judith Büthe. The main interest of the freelance journalist is the people and their stories: She sets out to tell the world honestly and clearly in pictures.

Büthe is a founding member of the association RESQSHIP e.V. for the civilian rescue of refugees in the Mediterranean Sea. On February 13, 2018, during the Finnisage, Judith Büthe will report on her personal experiences on the Balkan and Mediterranean routes and her volunteer work for RESQSHIP.

My nationality: Human being.



The traveling exhibition starts an extensive project. Over the past five months, photographs of 50 people of various backgrounds who live, love and work in Germany, whether permanently or intermittently, have emerged. People from 43 nations who grew up, moved in, or are temporarily home in this country.

50 volunteers and 100 portraits can be seen in the current exhibition. 50 with closed eyes and 50 with open eyes, which allow the viewer a new perspective in their arrangement. True to the motto: to see the world through different eyes...

The exhibition is accompanied by a booklet, which picks up on the collected portraits and is supplemented by interviews with the protagonists, each in their native language and German.

The forgotten refugees of South Eastern Europe

23/02/2015 - 12/03/2015


The exhibition is open Monday through Thursday from 7:00 to 19:00. Admission is free.

"The forgotten refugees of Southeastern Europe" shows the life in the Konik refugee camp in Montenegro with pictures by the Montenegrin photographer Pavle Calasan and the photojournalists Tim Freccia and Judith Büthe.