Abdul saboor


Abdul is a refugee from Afghanistan currently living in Paris, France. He arrived in Paris in October 2017. He has documented the Balkan Route from Afghanistan to the EU and continues to document the lives of asylum seekers in Paris. During the months he travelled, he used his smart phone as a tool to remember his home as well as to speak out about the difficulties migrants face.

They lived through -15 degrees in the winter months without showers, toilets or clean water to drink. The squat was filled with toxic smoke as they burned ‘sleepers’ and railway ties to cook and stay warm.

Abdul met Good Chance Theatre in Paris in January 2018. Sine then, he has become a key member of the theatre and photographed many of Good Chance’s performances along with local artists and refugees from across the world. View his photographs in the gallery below.

“In the pictures I took at Good Chance Theatre, the refugees seem really happy. They seem happy because there, in theatre, no one talks about borders”
— Interview with Info Migrant, June 2018

When does a place become a home?

Photo exhibition | Dec 11 - Jan 27

Free and open to the public at St Ann’s Warehouse Lobby.

The number of displaced persons in the world has reached its highest level in modern history, driven by endless cycles of conflict, crushing poverty, and indiscriminate violence. 

Featuring the photographs of six international and acclaimed artists and photojournalists currently working on the front lines of the world’s migrant crisis, from the original Calais jungle to Serbia to the US Southern borders: Miguel Amortegui, Sarah Hickson, Omar Imam, John Moore, Abdul Saboor and Griselda San Martin, plus artwork from the Good Chance Dome and The Nation.

Archive gallery

©Abdul Saboor


For enquiries, please email hello@goodchance.org.uk