Instagram Take-Over #6: Tyson Sadler, Refugees Trapped in Greece

May 2, 2016

For its sixth Instagram take-over by photographers from around the world, Carnegie Council presents Tyson Sadler's photos from the Greek island of Lesbos, taken in November 2015.

In the largest refugee crisis Europe has experienced since World War II, increasing numbers of refugees and migrants are taking their chances aboard unseaworthy boats and dinghies in a desperate bid to reach Europe. Lesbos is one of the main landing points for people making the dangerous journey across the Aegean Sea.

Tyson Sadler is an award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker. He has directed documentary films for The Huffington Post, Associated Press, and The New York Times. He has done extensive news reporting and documentary work around the world, including work in Haiti, Egypt, South Sudan, and the Gaza Strip.

As the director of special projects for RYOT VR, Sadler has been on the front lines of some of the biggest recent news stories. He covered Europe's refugee crisis from France, Greece, and Lebanon and his most recent work is "The Crossing," a nine-part series hosted by Susan Sarandon. Filmed in December 2015, it details the harrowing experience of refugees crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Lesbos.

To see more photos from the front lines of Europe's refugee crisis, follow @tysonsadler and visit his website at

Carnegie Council hosts a new Instagram take-over every month. Check out the previous photographers and look for the next one in early June:

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