Life in Syria is a photographic project in progress, born with the intent to show the reality that millions of Syrians are forced to live every day. The book, that collects the shots of 5 Syrian photographers and an association of civil society, shows some of the moments that have marked the Syrian world from 2011 to 2016. The book turns on 5 chapters and contains 47 photographs, 2 maps and the texts of photographers in Italian and in English. Life in Syria also wants to read the non-violent struggle of the Syrian people, often neglected by the media and little known to Western public opinion, for which the deeds of ISIS and terrorist fringes make headlines. We would like the sordid cries of that struggle to be a reaction in the policies of Western countries and neighboring countries. Because justice is given to the civil commitment of rights and freedom of expression to its immense desire to live. Because it is an empathic relationship with their stories European own age, who fortunately live in very different contexts.
The exhibition and the book Life in Syria wants to show how much energy, hope and vitality are manifested in the non-violent struggle that the Syrian people have been leading for 8 years. It intends to restore the narration of the world to the Syrians, on the one hand reinforcing the role towards a future national pacification of the country and stimulate here, among us, the construction of a cultural and supportive bridge with the Syrian community, one that still resides in Syria and that of the many refugees who have arrived in Europe.
Life in Syria also wants to highlight the non-violent struggle of the Syrian people, often neglected by the media and little known to Western public opinion, for which the deeds of ISIS and terrorist fringes make headlines. We would like the deaf cries of that struggle to generate a reaction in the policies of Western countries and neighbouring countries. Because justice is given to the civil commitment of the Syrians and freedom to express themselves to his immense desire to live. Because it is an empathic relationship with their stories European own age, who fortunately live in very different contexts.
UPRISING, THE BEGINNINGS – Emad Najm Husso
“We Syrians are not an exception. The spark that was ignited in 2010 in Tunisia, and later in Egypt, spread throughout the region, and this included Syria. in 2011, Syria was a country that had been dominated for almost half a century by the Baath regime, represented by the figure of president Hafez al-Asad, who was in power until 2000, and his son and political successor Bashar al-Asad.”
THE RIGHT TO AN EDUCATION – Nour Kelze e Mohammad Amen Qurabi
“I was born and raised up in Aleppo, a city rich in culture and history that is know as the commercial hub of Syria. while studying english literature, I taught english students in school. At that time, I would have never imagined leaving teaching to photograph the destruction of my city.”
LIVING ON THE FRONT LINES – di Mahmud Abdur-Rahman
“Six years have passed and people are still being killed on live tv, to the point where the assassins aren’t even ashamed to kill while cameras from all over the world capture them in the act. At this point, the entire world is an accomplice to these assassins.”
WHERE ARE WE NOW? – di Jalal Al-Mamo
“At the end of the summer 2012, seventy per cent of my city, the industrial and commercial center of the country, was taken over by anti-governmental militants. Since then, the regime and its allies have used all of their resources to take back control of the eastern areas of the city. In order to accomplish that, they’ve used every kind of weapon on Aleppo, attacking a variety of civilian targets: schools, hospitals, shelters for the displaced, pharmacies, dispensaries, bakeries, and food warehouses.”