“There was only grass, but I couldn't pass it through my throat. Yet I forced myself to swallow in front of the children so they would accept it as food”
“ In Lebanon, I found myself in narrow places. I start feeling anxious now when I am in an open space. “
“But at least before we divorced he was useful to keep the harassers away from my daughters and me”
“ My wife is blind…I tell her the stories of her favorite TV series, and sometimes change the script…to create a better atmosphere for her”
“For a moment I felt like we are talking to a cars technician not a doctor, we are refugees but still human”
“ In Lebanese society we are outsiders. We were not able to have the same privacy in Syria”
"She brings home the food now.
Our testicles are in danger."
“I was afraid when it’s calm, they check who passed away and who is injured.. I felt safer when I listen to music”
“ In Syria you question yourself if you really feel "home" at home.
For me, home is whom you live with, not where do you live.”
. 30 x 40cm / 12 x 16” Edition. of 8 + 2 APs
. 45 x 60cm / 18 x 24” Edition. of 6 + 2 APs
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The gap between me and my memories from Syria becomes bigger, i'm afraid of the blank.
“ I wish to become a dragon and burn the scarves and everything in that tent”
“ Through this project, I was able to rediscover my story through their stories.
I’m a Syrian refugee myself, and we are making one team.”