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Photo essay: Syrian refugee children tell their stories

Armed with cameras and a bit of training, Syrian refugee children seek to tell the world their stories


 

Children aged 11 to 15 took these photos. Living in a Syrian refugee camp in Kurdistan, they received their cameras and training from Reza Deghati, a National Geographic photographer who started a not-for-profit to teach photography to refugees in three camps. “I don’t give them any specific instruction,” says Deghati, “but I reprogram their brains about photography. I say, ‘Through this tool, you will tell to the world, how do you live? What’s happening to you?’ ”

The children take pictures of their lives, sometimes using mirrors as props, and compile them into a project called Exile Voices. If the photos make a profit, the children will split it. Deghati communicates with them by email through an adult assistant he trained while visiting the camp. “I do believe the story told by the people living the story is different than by the professional photographer,” he says.


 

Photo essay: Syrian refugee children tell their stories

  1. But you don’t talk about the difference is a single mother with 3 children roughly 56 dollars a day.
    but a single Syrian gets 71 dollars for food a day.
    The person who lived here there whole life paying taxes receives less from government then a immigrant does so how is that fair?
    The lower class and middle class suffer from immigrants it makes it harder for them such as cost of food,rent,utility’s and jobs will pay less and minimum wage will take longer to go up based on supply and demand.
    But government and upper class benefit from immigrants because they pay more taxes on food,rent,utility’s. {PERFECT EXAMPLE VANCOUVER}

    There also is numerous negative side effects such as abuse of the services of Canada,illegal immigration,trafficking drugs,identity and financial fraud,corruption of the government.

    Especially the Asians they should be any true Canadians enemy.They are coming to Vancouver with fraudulent money,bringing heroin,take student loans get degree and just leave and never pay them back,have illegal immigrants brought over,financial bearings,extreme corruption in(VPD,government,and social services),slumlords, and they gangbang 17 year old girls(seen with my own eyes)and with all of these facts why the fuck do they have there own month in Vancouver……where is aboriginal,English,french,Italian ,Ukraine,Indian,black month WTF is this favoritism……….welcome to japanada……i been told numerous times Canada doesn’t believe in there own people but i think its the people who don’t believe a future treachery country.

    WHEN SOMEONE TAKES FOOD OUT OF MY CHILDREN’S MOUTH I M SUPPOSE TO BE HAPPY!!!!!
    ACTION HAVE REACTION PEOPLE HAVE GOOD REASONS TO DISLIKE MIGRANTS TO CANADA.

    THE DIFFERENCE IS PRINCIPLES I GIVE EVERYDAY TO CANADA THROUGH WAR OR POVERTY I WOULD STAY EVEN TO DIE OR STARVE.

    THEY TRAVEL HALFWAY AROUND THE WORLD TO CHASING GREED OR THERE COWARDS AND THEN WHEN THERE AIN’T SHIT THERE GONE…….THANKYOU COME AGAIN…..

    there sould be no money for immigrants till we fix disability,old age pension,orphans,welfare,disasters

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