Hi Zahid, this is Kristin. – Kristin Trüb

I met Zahid on the Greek Island Kos in September 2015. When he reached Germany, I started to visit him in the refugee camps. In the meantime, we were chatting via Facebook and he was documenting his life with his mobile and a little camera I gave to him.

01.10.2015 22:26

Hi Cristen!

How r u?

We r all fine and hope u might also be fine.

Actually my friend lost his mobile on the way while v were running to train in austria.

We arrived in germany 3 days before and now v r in columbusstrab, mannheim

02.10.2015 07:23

Hi zahid

Happy to read this fantastic news! Congratulations and welcome in Germany.

World is a jungle and there are many kinds of animals in the jungle and you are one of them.

19.10.2015 11:19

After Xray we will just wait for our transfer

transfer where?

Nobody knows about their transfer. It is a secret.

and when?

Time is also secret

We are told to be patient

i guess they dont even know

Our date of interview is after six month. After six month they will listen to our problems

so you will stay minimum 6 month

Don‘t feel fear of a monster when there is a night between you and the monster.

08.03.2016 19h36

I am feeling very sad here

Do you miss the other boys?

Yeah too much

Are you talking to them?

I tried but hikmat was busy

No we talked to them

Do you feel better or more sad?

They made me much sadder

Oh no 

I have never missed our homes much as long as we were together but todays is really the first day of journey

nothing makes me sad but my friends

You can easily know who is your friend and who is your enemy, so it is good for sometimes to shower the rain of sorrows.

11.07.2016 16:10

I read about that fight in internet after you told me.

it was really bad

Even the police can‘t control the situation when there is a fight

Was it dangerous for you at some point?

Ja it must be bcz when there is a fight in the camp every nation is trying to stand togather. When there is a fight we are trying to hide bcz the boys come after us and say come out and help us

Then we must go out and show them that we are standing with u

Where can you hide?

Sometime We just pretend that we are sleeping but we can‘t U mist go out bcz everyone goes our so what will u do alone in the room

Where can you hide than?

Just to make an excuse going to bathroom or sleeping in the bed

17.03.2017 17:05

I got the answer frm Karlsruhe and unfortunately, the asylum is denied.

I don't know what to say. I am really shocked!

In July 2017 Zahid suddenly blocked me on Facebook after we had been in contact for nearly two years.

Dortmund, Germany, 2018
Dortmund, Germany, 2018
Dortmund, Germany, 2018
Book presentation in Arles, France, 2018
Book presentation in Arles, France, 2018
Book presentation in Arles, France, 2018
Group exhibition in Arles, France, 2018

The book "Hi Zahid, this is Kristin." was finalist at Fiebre Dummy Award in Spain and got honored with "Gold" by  Deutscher Fotobuchpreis.

I met Zahid on the Greek Island Kos in September 2015. When he reached Germany, I started to visit him in the refugee camps. In the meantime, we were chatting via Facebook and he was documenting his life with his mobile and a little camera I gave to him.

01.10.2015 22:26

Hi Cristen!

How r u?

We r all fine and hope u might also be fine.

Actually my friend lost his mobile on the way while v were running to train in austria.

We arrived in germany 3 days before and now v r in columbusstrab, mannheim

02.10.2015 07:23

Hi zahid

Happy to read this fantastic news! Congratulations and welcome in Germany.

World is a jungle and there are many kinds of animal in the jungle and you are one of them.

19.10.2015 11:19

After Xray we will just wait for our transfer

transfer where?

Nobody knows about their transfer. It is a secret.

and when?

Time is also secret

We are told to be patient

i guess they dont even know

Our date of interview is after six month. After six month they will listen to our problems

so you will stay minimum 6 month

Don‘t feel fear of a monster when there is a night between you and the monster.

08.03.2016 19h36

I am feeling very sad here

Do you miss the other boys?

Yeah too much

Are you talking to them?

I tried but hikmat was busy

No we talked to them

Do you feel better or more sad?

They made me much sadder

Oh no 

I have never missed our homes much as long as we were together but todays is really the first day of journey

nothing makes me sad but my friends

You can easily know who is your friend and who is your enemy, so it is good for sometimes to shower the rain of sorrows.

11.07.2016 16:10

I read about that fight in internet after you told me.

it was really bad

Even the police can‘t control the situation when there is a fight

Was it dangerous for you at some point?

Ja it must be bcz when there is a fight in the camp every nation is trying to stand togather. When there is a fight we are trying to hide bcz the boys come after us and say come out and help us

Then we must go out and show them that we are standing with u

Where can you hide?

Sometime We just pretend that we are sleeping but we can‘t U mist go out bcz everyone goes our so what will u do alone in the room

Where can you hide than?

Just to make an excuse going to bathroom or sleeping in the bed

17.03.2017 17:05

I got the answer frm Karlsruhe and unfortunately, the asylum is denied.

I don't know what to say. I am really shocked!

In July 2017 Zahid suddenly blocked me on Facebook after we had been in contact for nearly two years.

Dortmund, Germany, 2018
Dortmund, Germany, 2018
Dortmund, Germany, 2018
Book presentation in Arles, France, 2018
Book presentation in Arles, France, 2018
Book presentation in Arles, France, 2018
Group exhibition in Arles, France, 2018

The book "Hi Zahid, this is Kristin." was finalist at Fiebre Dummy Award in Spain and got honored with "Gold" by  Deutscher Fotobuchpreis.