RefuFest

Do you see what I see?

Each year millions of children flee their homes to escape armed conflict. “Do You See What I See” lets young refugees shine a light on their world and share it with others. Through images, children reveal loss and longing, hope and fear, simple pleasures and complex emotions. Do you see what they see?

„She doesn’t know how and will not have the chance to live her childhood. It was taken away from her by the war and destruction of Syria. A child’s vision in Za’atari Camp is different from the vision of other children in the world. The child in the camp looks at the very far horizon so that she could find a way out of this situation and carry on with her life – like the other children. Play, joy, happiness, friendship, childhood.“
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„My name is Rhagda and I am from Damascus. I’m 14 years old. I want to be a lawyer and I like drawing pictures.“ ; 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?