Conflict through the eyes of children

Photographers often capture images of children during conflict. They have the power to provoke widespread response.  They reflect a sense of helplessness and innocence — often without political undertones. Take the image of the young Syrian boy who drowned while attempting to flee to Europe, for example, only to wash ashore on a beach in… Continue reading Conflict through the eyes of children

How the Syrian conflict is influencing art

As Syria enters its 7th year of civil war, those whose lives have been ripped apart have been forced to come to terms with the fact that the country they once knew may be gone forever — or at least changed to a point of unrecognizability. Syrians are now faced with the task of forging… Continue reading How the Syrian conflict is influencing art

Female voices of the documentary world

In continued celebration of International Women’s Day (why not make it women’s month — right?), I wanted to take the opportunity to highlight some female documentarians who are currently making strides in the industry. As Tara discussed with photographer Daniella Zalcman in last Wednesday’s blog post, there seems to be a lack of female representation… Continue reading Female voices of the documentary world