Every Image Has A Story

By Aniek Santema           Around 2 million Syrian refugees who fled the war have been stranded in Lebanon and many of them live in harsh circumstances. The following pictures will give a small insight into the lives of Syrian youth and show the world from their perspective, through their eyes. The pictures in this photo essay were taken by Syrian refugee girls in the city of Saida who participated in a workshop where they learned how to use visual methods as a way of self-expression. During the workshop the girls answered questions about themselves and their lives …

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Anthropologists in Art presents: Neon Warszawski

Anthropologists in Art presents: Neon Warszawski – Polish Neon, a photography exhibition on Socialist visual communication By Ilona Karwinska & Krzysztof Wojciechowski — February 9th – March 16th @ WM GALLERY, Elandsgracht 35, 1016 TN, Amsterdam OPENING: SAT. 9th OF FEBRUARY, 17.00-19.00 About the exhibition: In 1957, at a conference in Czechoslovakia, Communist Party ideologues agreed that neon could be a way to reconcile the seemingly contradictory ideas of communism and consumerism in their ailing, state-run economies. The Polish Socialist Party, having created the state-run company ‘Reklama’, throughout the 1960’s and 70’s, recruited prominent artists and designers to bring about …

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