The Dream is an emotional journey through the human condition, a state of being devoid of a reference point. It wants to tell the stories, reveal the humanity, and show the strength of people who are sustained by a dream to be free of war, find safety, recover dignity, and build meaningful lives again.
The Dream Special Edition goes inside a cover done with the life jacket used by the refugees and left on the beaches of Lesbos Island. Every book cover is hand-sewn by the people hosted at the Pipka Solidarity Refugee Centre. For the production of the cover, Bucciarelli went to the Greek island and designed and personally assigned the center for the creation of 100 special covers.
The Dream is a hardcover book measuring 24 x 33 cm, 180 pages with black and white images in alternation with diptychs, assemblages, and color pictures. The introduction is written by Peter Bouckaert, Emergencies Director for Human Rights Watch and Fabio Bucciarelli.
The book (Fotoevidence, New York, 2015) has been recognized by Time Magazine as one of the best photo books of the year.