The exhibition Voices from Syria and the region is the virtual version of a physical itinerant exhibition that has travelled across Europe, the United States and Jordan. The exhibition reveals the human dimension of this lasting crisis and conveys messages of EU solidarity and support to Syrians and the countries in the region hosting them.
Johanna de Tessières is an award-winning Brussels-based photographer. She joined the Collectif Huma in 2015 and is particularly concerned with issues of human rights and refugees in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Between November 2017 and February 2020, Johanna travelled to Jordan, Lebanon and to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. There, she met many of the protagonists of these stories and brought back intimate portraits, inviting us to discover compelling stories of courage and resilience.
Also featured is They Are Syria, a series of three short films by Syrian born filmmakers that explores the consequences of years of conflict. Three stories that naturally blend into a single narrative arc of exile – at home and abroad. Marwa, Saleh and their daughter twice displaced. Ula, torn between the prospect of a new life in Sweden and her commitment to Syrian women in Lebanon. And Khaled in the loneliness of his Damascus flat, where isolated in his own city he struggles to find inspiration for his writing.