SaYints is an ongoing project by Greek photographer and cinematographer Panos Kefalos. In the streets of Athens he documents toddlers, children and teens, who are immigrants from Afghanistan. The grainy black and white images all over Athens, in the main square, on the streets, in mosques or inside the kids' own houses.
The photographs are set in motion by the children playing, a means of expression for any child. Yet inside their games there are remote, hidden feelings of fear and violence which become more visible as they play. Their games give them an outlet, but also makes their fears more tangible for outsiders. As they play they can leave the outside world behind for a little while. In saYints the ominous, dark, black and white images of the children as they play address this paradox of play and fear.