February 23, 2014
Tree silhouetted against sky

Trees Die Standing

Ghassan was the son of the old war veteran Mohammad Hassan Mehro and came from the small farming town of Jamaraya.
February 23, 2014
Close up of brass instrument

A Long Deep Breath

While everyone talks about death rates in Syria, what I picture is a friend back there playing her trumpet.
February 23, 2014
Stone steps leading up to building

A Beautiful Day in Ma’loula

It was a very beautiful day when I went to visit the oldest Christian city in the world, in the countryside outside Damascus. That city is Ma'loula.
February 23, 2014
Syrian street scene with bicycles

Seeking the Jasmine Breeze

I have lived my whole life, 17 years in Damascus, but for a long time I never realised or sensed the beauty of this place.
February 23, 2014
Deserted desert at the Syrian border

Not a Sign of Light

The First Attempt to Leave Syria... The Return
February 8, 2014
Closeup of blue padlock

The Most Truthful Lie

I saw the photo captured by my friend Suleiman years ago. A photo of a waste basket in a corner of one of Damascus's parks.
February 8, 2014
Road and parked cars covered by snow

Moment of Departure

In 2010, Sami said goodbye to his father. He was going to Britain, his second home, with the hope of coming back to the Jasmine City in the summer of 2011.