we gave them the cameras,
they showed us their world.

My name is Ahmad, I am 14 years old. I am from Homs, Al Qosayr, the Eastern district. I like acting a lot, I dream of studying to become an actor. I took this picture of a house because I wish to have one just like it. Just take me back home to Syria, I would love to be home.

This photo is of my sister’s friend Yara. We took it at school when she was a bit sad.

My name is Marwa, I’m 11 and from Dar El Fardis in Syria. I’ve been living here for 4 years. I love art, taking pictures and playing. I wish to return to Syria. I wake up, get dressed in my clothes and get ready and head to school. I study when I return from school and then if I have free time, I go to the playground. This is my sister, she’s 3 years old and she started crying because I took a picture of another kid before I took one of her so she got jealous!

My name is Noura, I’m 13 years old and I’ve been here for 4 years, almost 5 now. I’m from Baba Amer in Syria. I want to become a hairdresser. This picture is of my baby cousin. I love him a lot. When I took it, it turned out prettier than I had imagined. When I captured it, I had a strange feeling. This is the first time I used a camera and when I did so, I felt really happy. I loved taking pictures a lot, so I got sad when the project was over.

This picture I love because it’s a memory of that place. I took it when we were in the garden.

My name is Alaa, I am 13 years old, I come from Hama in Syria and it has been 3.5 years since we have left Syria because of the war. The first time I used the camera was a really nice class. I learned how to take pictures and to hold the camera. Before this, I had never held a camera. They instructed us to take expressive pictures so they can print them out. One day I was upset so I asked my friend to take a picture of me, I like the picture a lot. I was sad because I’m stuck here, I can’t go away to study. I’d love to travel to study and to learn English.

I am Ali, I am 14 years old and I’m from Baba Amer in Homs. When I grow up, I want to be an engineer so I can help create jobs for people. In this picture there are some birds, they were singing so I walked over to take a picture of them and it came our really beautiful.

My name is Shahed, I’m 14 years old and from the countryside of Aleppo. When I grow up I want to be an interior designer. I wish for Syria to return to the way it was before. This picture is of my sister outside the camp. I liked taking it from afar with hand gestures as if she was holding something.

I am Mohamad, I am 13 years old from Dar El Fardis in Syria. I came to Lebanon and I study here. All the schools in my village were destroyed. I love playing football and running. This picture is of my sister. I took the picture from above, she was happily smiling.

My name is Anwar, I’m 12 years old and I come from the countryside of Hama. I would love to become a football player and I would like to be seen on YouTube. I would like to fly so I can see everything from above, the view is nicer than from the ground. That man stood in front of the water, there was a shadow and the sun was shining bright onto the water. The water is just a rain puddle, beside the road and beside the playground. I told my brother to stand in front so he came and I took the picture. I didn’t realise it was going to be a beautiful picture until I saw it here in the exhibition.

My name is Hiba, I am 13 years old and I’m from Hama in Syria. When I grow up, I want to become a math teacher. In the picture is Bayan, Nasser’s daughter. I took a picture of her big sister, and not of her, so she got upset.

This is a picture of our neighbour’s kids. They were playing, so I asked them if I can take a picture. When I grow up, I want to be a lawyer so that I can defend the oppressed.

My name is Mariam, I’m 15 from the countryside of Hama in Syria. Since I was young, I always wanted to be a doctor. That’s my dream. I studied until I took the Breve exam and now I want to apply for secondary school but my certificate is not acknowledged in Lebanon. I studied 2 years in Lebanon and I was second best in my class during those years and later, I found out my studying was not acknowledged here. Now I am sitting at home not doing anything. I was supposed to travel abroad to study, to some place where they teach French. I chose this picture because I love my sister a lot and behind her were some paintings we did with David and Roshan, so I took this picture as a memory.

My name is Zahraa and I’m from Kafr Aya, in Homs, Syria. I am 15 years old. I want to be an art teacher when I grow up because I like to draw. Before I didn’t know how to take pictures. They taught me how to take pictures and hold the camera. We took pictures of reflections and some other things too. This is our neighbour, I like him a lot. Behind him is a house, and some plants. The view was just beautiful.

I am Ibrahim, I am 15 years old. I came from Hama, Syria when I was 9 or 10 years old. I have been living in a refugee camp for 5 years now and I spent one year outside the camp. I love football, studying, swimming and drawing and I’d like to become a famous football player. I took this picture because I love sunsets a lot. I love the moment when the sun is going down. A bunch of friends were chatting and I saw that the sunlight was suitable for a picture. Everything with the sunset was beautiful, so I took it.

This was me and my friend, he left the camp a while ago. I love him lots but he left. Once we were walking in the builder’s yard. I love blue and he likes yellow, so I took the picture that day. The yellow came out in the reflection along with the clouds and it was a very nice picture. The picture is a combination of both our tastes, me and my friend, so we really liked it.

I was walking and reached the playground, when I took the picture I felt I was in another place. Through the reflection there were two places in one. That was the first time I took a picture of a reflection.

My name is Mohamad, I’m 14 years old. We were in Syria, we left our house and we came here to Lebanon straight away. I was very small so I don’t remember anything. I love studying and learning about mechanics and taking photos. I wake up in the morning, wash my face, then go to school where I study and come back home to play with my friends. In this picture, it started to rain, I liked the scene so I took the picture.

we gave them the cameras,
they showed us their world.

we gave them the cameras,
they showed us their world.

My name is Ahmad, I am 14 years old. I am from Homs, Al Qosayr, the Eastern district. I like acting a lot, I dream of studying to become an actor. I took this picture of a house because I wish to have one just like it. Just take me back home to Syria, I would love to be home.

My name is Ahmad, I am 14 years old. I am from Homs, Al Qosayr, the Eastern district. I like acting a lot, I dream of studying to become an actor. I took this picture of a house because I wish to have one just like it. Just take me back home to Syria, I would love to be home.

This photo is of my sister’s friend Yara. We took it at school when she was a bit sad.

My name is Marwa, I’m 11 and from Dar El Fardis in Syria. I’ve been living here for 4 years. I love art, taking pictures and playing. I wish to return to Syria. I wake up, get dressed in my clothes and get ready and head to school. I study when I return from school and then if I have free time, I go to the playground. This is my sister, she’s 3 years old and she started crying because I took a picture of another kid before I took one of her so she got jealous!

This photo is of my sister’s friend Yara. We took it at school when she was a bit sad.

my name is noura, i’m 13 years old and i’ve been here for 4 years, almost 5 now. i’m from baba amer in syria. i want to become a hairdresser. this picture is of my baby cousin. i love him a lot. when i took it, it turned out prettier than i had imagined. when i captured it, i had a strange feeling. this is the first time i used a camera and when i did so, i felt really happy. i loved taking pictures a lot, so i got sad when the project was over. ​

My name is Marwa, I’m 11 and from Dar El Fardis in Syria. I’ve been living here for 4 years. I love art, taking pictures and playing. I wish to return to Syria. I wake up, get dressed in my clothes and get ready and head to school. I study when I return from school and then if I have free time, I go to the playground. This is my sister, she’s 3 years old and she started crying because I took a picture of another kid before I took one of her so she got jealous!

my name is noura, i’m 13 years old and i’ve been here for 4 years, almost 5 now. i’m from baba amer in syria. i want to become a hairdresser. this picture is of my baby cousin. i love him a lot. when i took it, it turned out prettier than i had imagined. when i captured it, i had a strange feeling. this is the first time i used a camera and when i did so, i felt really happy. i loved taking pictures a lot, so i got sad when the project was over. ​

This picture I love because it’s a memory of that place. I took it when we were in the garden.

This picture I love because it’s a memory of that place. I took it when we were in the garden.

my name is alaa, i am 13 years old, i come from hama in syria and it has been 3.5 years since we have left syria because of the war. the first time i used the camera was a really nice class. i learned how to take pictures and to hold the camera. before this, i had never held a camera. they instructed us to take expressive pictures so they can print them out. one day i was upset so i asked my friend to take a picture of me, i like the picture a lot. i was sad because i’m stuck here, i can’t go away to study. i’d love to travel to study and to learn english. ​

my name is alaa, i am 13 years old, i come from hama in syria and it has been 3.5 years since we have left syria because of the war. the first time i used the camera was a really nice class. i learned how to take pictures and to hold the camera. before this, i had never held a camera. they instructed us to take expressive pictures so they can print them out. one day i was upset so i asked my friend to take a picture of me, i like the picture a lot. i was sad because i’m stuck here, i can’t go away to study. i’d love to travel to study and to learn english. ​

i am ali, i am 14 years old and i’m from baba amer in homs. when i grow up, i want to be an engineer so i can help create jobs for people. in this picture there are some birds, they were singing so i walked over to take a picture of them and it came our really beautiful. ​

my name is shahed, i’m 14 years old and from the countryside of aleppo. when i grow up i want to be an interior designer. i wish for syria to return to the way it was before. this picture is of my sister outside the camp. i liked taking it from afar with hand gestures as if she was holding something.​

i am ali, i am 14 years old and i’m from baba amer in homs. when i grow up, i want to be an engineer so i can help create jobs for people. in this picture there are some birds, they were singing so i walked over to take a picture of them and it came our really beautiful. ​

i am mohamad, i am 13 years old from dar el fardis in syria. i came to lebanon and i study here. all the schools in my village were destroyed. i love playing football and running. this picture is of my sister. i took the picture from above, she was happily smiling. ​

my name is shahed, i’m 14 years old and from the countryside of aleppo. when i grow up i want to be an interior designer. i wish for syria to return to the way it was before. this picture is of my sister outside the camp. i liked taking it from afar with hand gestures as if she was holding something.​

i am mohamad, i am 13 years old from dar el fardis in syria. i came to lebanon and i study here. all the schools in my village were destroyed. i love playing football and running. this picture is of my sister. i took the picture from above, she was happily smiling. ​

my name is anwar, i’m 12 years old and i come from the countryside of hama. i would love to become a football player and i would like to be seen on youtube. i would like to fly so i can see everything from above, the view is nicer than from the ground. that man stood in front of the water, there was a shadow and the sun was shining bright onto the water. the water is just a rain puddle, beside the road and beside the playground. i told my brother to stand in front so he came and i took the picture. i didn’t realise it was going to be a beautiful picture until i saw it here in the exhibition. ​

My name is Hiba, I am 13 years old and I’m from Hama in Syria. When I grow up, I want to become a math teacher. In the picture is Bayan, Nasser’s daughter. I took a picture of her big sister, and not of her, so she got upset.

my name is anwar, i’m 12 years old and i come from the countryside of hama. i would love to become a football player and i would like to be seen on youtube. i would like to fly so i can see everything from above, the view is nicer than from the ground. that man stood in front of the water, there was a shadow and the sun was shining bright onto the water. the water is just a rain puddle, beside the road and beside the playground. i told my brother to stand in front so he came and i took the picture. i didn’t realise it was going to be a beautiful picture until i saw it here in the exhibition. ​

this is a picture of our neighbour’s kids. they were playing, so i asked them if i can take a picture. when i grow up, i want to be a lawyer so that i can defend the oppressed.​

My name is Hiba, I am 13 years old and I’m from Hama in Syria. When I grow up, I want to become a math teacher. In the picture is Bayan, Nasser’s daughter. I took a picture of her big sister, and not of her, so she got upset.

this is a picture of our neighbour’s kids. they were playing, so i asked them if i can take a picture. when i grow up, i want to be a lawyer so that i can defend the oppressed.​

My name is Mariam, I’m 15 from the countryside of Hama in Syria. Since I was young, I always wanted to be a doctor. That’s my dream. I studied until I took the Breve exam and now I want to apply for secondary school but my certificate is not acknowledged in Lebanon. I studied 2 years in Lebanon and I was second best in my class during those years and later, I found out my studying was not acknowledged here. Now I am sitting at home not doing anything. I was supposed to travel abroad to study, to some place where they teach French. I chose this picture because I love my sister a lot and behind her were some paintings we did with David and Roshan, so I took this picture as a memory.

My name is Mariam, I’m 15 from the countryside of Hama in Syria. Since I was young, I always wanted to be a doctor. That’s my dream. I studied until I took the Breve exam and now I want to apply for secondary school but my certificate is not acknowledged in Lebanon. I studied 2 years in Lebanon and I was second best in my class during those years and later, I found out my studying was not acknowledged here. Now I am sitting at home not doing anything. I was supposed to travel abroad to study, to some place where they teach French. I chose this picture because I love my sister a lot and behind her were some paintings we did with David and Roshan, so I took this picture as a memory.

My name is Zahraa and I’m from Kafr Aya, in Homs, Syria. I am 15 years old. I want to be an art teacher when I grow up because I like to draw. Before I didn’t know how to take pictures. They taught me how to take pictures and hold the camera. We took pictures of reflections and some other things too. This is our neighbour, I like him a lot. Behind him is a house, and some plants. The view was just beautiful.

My name is Zahraa and I’m from Kafr Aya, in Homs, Syria. I am 15 years old. I want to be an art teacher when I grow up because I like to draw. Before I didn’t know how to take pictures. They taught me how to take pictures and hold the camera. We took pictures of reflections and some other things too. This is our neighbour, I like him a lot. Behind him is a house, and some plants. The view was just beautiful.

I am Ibrahim, I am 15 years old. I came from Hama, Syria when I was 9 or 10 years old. I have been living in a refugee camp for 5 years now and I spent one year outside the camp. I love football, studying, swimming and drawing and I’d like to become a famous football player. I took this picture because I love sunsets a lot. I love the moment when the sun is going down. A bunch of friends were chatting and I saw that the sunlight was suitable for a picture. Everything with the sunset was beautiful, so I took it.

My name is Mohamad, I’m 14 years old. We were in Syria, we left our house and we came here to Lebanon straight away. I was very small so I don’t remember anything. I love studying and learning about mechanics and taking photos. I wake up in the morning, wash my face, then go to school where I study and come back home to play with my friends. In this picture, it started to rain, I liked the scene so I took the picture.

I am Ibrahim, I am 15 years old. I came from Hama, Syria when I was 9 or 10 years old. I have been living in a refugee camp for 5 years now and I spent one year outside the camp. I love football, studying, swimming and drawing and I’d like to become a famous football player. I took this picture because I love sunsets a lot. I love the moment when the sun is going down. A bunch of friends were chatting and I saw that the sunlight was suitable for a picture. Everything with the sunset was beautiful, so I took it.

My name is Mohamad, I’m 14 years old. We were in Syria, we left our house and we came here to Lebanon straight away. I was very small so I don’t remember anything. I love studying and learning about mechanics and taking photos. I wake up in the morning, wash my face, then go to school where I study and come back home to play with my friends. In this picture, it started to rain, I liked the scene so I took the picture.

this was me and my friend, he left the camp a while ago. i love him lots but he left. once we were walking in the builder’s yard. i love blue and he likes yellow, so i took the picture that day. the yellow came out in the reflection along with the clouds and it was a very nice picture. the picture is a combination of both our tastes, me and my friend, so we really liked it. ​

I was walking and reached the playground, when I took the picture I felt I was in another place. Through the reflection there were two places in one. That was the first time I took a picture of a reflection.

this was me and my friend, he left the camp a while ago. i love him lots but he left. once we were walking in the builder’s yard. i love blue and he likes yellow, so i took the picture that day. the yellow came out in the reflection along with the clouds and it was a very nice picture. the picture is a combination of both our tastes, me and my friend, so we really liked it. ​

I was walking and reached the playground, when I took the picture I felt I was in another place. Through the reflection there were two places in one. That was the first time I took a picture of a reflection.