2015 Photo Exhibit: Finding Refuge

CJFE is proud to present photos by Syrian refugee Hany al Moulia, along with famed photographers Brendan Bannon, Ed Kashi, Dalia Khamissy, Andrew McConnell, Dominic Nahr, Alfredo D’Amato and the Associated Press’s Muhammed Muheisen, documenting the realities faced by displaced Syrian people in refugee camps and informal settlements around the world.

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER: HANY AL MOULIA

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21-year-old Hany al Moulia is a Syrian refugee who now lives in Regina, Sask. His stunning images record life in a refugee camp that are both heartbreaking and beautiful, revealing both hope and despair. What makes it particularly remarkable is that al Moulia is legally blind. He suffers from nystagmus, an eye condition that causes rapid eye movement; in his case, everything is out of focus unless it’s 10 centimetres from his face.

As a teenager, al Moulia left his home in Homs, Syria, in 2012 following the deaths of his cousin and uncle. He found temporary safety in a refugee camp in Lebanon, where he was introduced to the joy of photography through a UNHCR workshop. While al Moulia once dreamed of becoming an engineer, he’s now working hard to build a freelance photography career in Regina, where he and his family have found refuge.

All proceeds from the sale of these stunning photographs go directly to Hany and CJFE's Journalists in Distress Fund, which provides humanitarian assistance to journalists and media workers whose lives and well-being are threatened.

 

PHOTOS BY FAMED PHOTOGRAPHERS

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All proceeds from the sale of these stunning photographs go directly to CJFE's Journalists in Distress Fund, which provides humanitarian assistance to journalists and media workers whose lives and well-being are threatened.

 

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