A Lens on Syria

Sergey Ponomarev

The Exhibition

The images in this exhibition were captured in the period 2013-2014. At that time the Syrian people had become used to living in a war environment since 2011. The images do not reflect the situation today.

In DAMASCUS car owners have switched off their car alarms so that they’ll stop disturbing the neighbourhoods where they live. The pigeons at Marzhi Square still take flight at the sounds of explosions, but people have become used to the sounds of war.

The Photographer

Sergey Ponomarev is a freelance photographer based in Moscow, Russia, and is best known for his work covering wars and conflict in the Middle East as well as the migrant crisis in Europe.

From 2003 to 2012 he worked for the Associated Press before going freelance. Since then he has worked mainly for the New York Times, but also for other publications including Paris Match, Volkskrant, Stern, Figaro Magazine. In recent years Sergey’s work has taken him to Libya, Syria, Iraq, Gaza, Lebanon, Egypt, as well as Europe, Russia and Ukraine.


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