Children of Syria Share their Stories Through Photography

October 29, 2014

Do you see what they see?

Each year millions of children flee their homes to escape armed conflict. Growing up in exile, sometimes orphaned or separated from loved ones, they are often haunted by violence and loss – but also resilient enough to envision better days ahead.

“Do You See What I See” lets young refugees shine a light on their world and share it with others. Through writing and photography workshops led by photojournalist Brendan Bannon, they learn to capture their observations in a few lines of poignant prose or a single striking photograph.

In these words and images they reveal loss and longing, hope and fear, simple pleasures and complex emotions. Do you see what they see?