A Hungarian photographer is in hot water after shooting a fashion editorial 'inspired' by the refugee crisis. Norbert Baksa, who is behind Der Migrant (yes, that's the title), has defended the project, claiming the intention was to raise "awareness."
I'm sure the thousands of people displaced by war, ISIS, barrel bombs, and sudden death in their own home, would agree that nothing highlights their plight quite like a bit of underboob and a flannel shirt draped artfully around a model's waist.
With many refugees passing through the country on their way to other destinations, the crisis is an extremely contentious issue in Hungary. A recent government bill has given the military power to apprehend refugees crossing the newly erected border fence - a move the EU called "not acceptable." Just last month, a far-right mayor released a bat-shit crazy, Die Hard style film as a warning to any refugee planning to cross through his border town.
In relation to all this, I don't think Baksa is a bad guy. He's probably just a bit thick. He's since removed the shoot from his site, prior to releasing this statement on Twitter.