These photographs map my field work along the borders of Hungary, Serbia and Croatia and my encounter with refugees who in desperation try to cross the borders illegally facing danger to their lives and often encountering violence from border police and border security. Many have described horrific stories of physical abuse and psychological torture. They have described of being stripped naked in the middle of a snowy winter night and left to walk naked, being beaten with batons, pepper sprayed and having dogs bite them and being pushed back. The desperation is so great that many prefer to endure violence than face years of oblivion in a refugee centre or being deported. For part of my journey along the borders Hungary/Serbia, Serbia/Croatia I joined a team of International Rescue Committee team and Novi Sad Humanitarian organisation which were committed to search for refugees in remote areas to talk to them about the dangers of border crossing.