What underpinned everything Behrakis did in his professional life was a determination to show the world what was happening in conflict zones and countries in crisis. Migrants and refugees beg Macedonian policemen to allow passage to cross the border from Greece into Macedonia during a rainstorm, near the Greek village of Idomeni. He recognised the power of an arresting image to capture people’s attention and even change their behaviour. That belief produced a body of work that will be remembered long after his passing.
“My mission is to tell you the story and then you decide what you want to do,” he [said]. “My mission is to make sure that nobody can say: ‘I didn’t know’.”