Arts Project: ‘Deutschland durch syrische Augen’ Germany through Syrian eyes (photography)
Deutschland durch syrische Augen
Syrisches Haus in collaboration with Integration HUB presents Deutschland durch syrische Augen – Germany through Syrian eyes – a photography project where Syrians living in Germany are showing the perception they have of Germany and their new life through a collection of photographies.
Deutschland durch syrische Augen gathered images from across Germany submitted by Syrians through an online competition. A jury of 8 Syrian professional photographers living in Germany selected the winning photographs.
Images are a universal language which can converse beyond words. In this exhibition, Syrians share their view of Germany and shed a new light on our and their new home. Monis Bukhari, a photographer living in Berlin started this initiative to give a voice to Syrians living in Germany to tell their own stories in their own thoughts about their life here and the country in which they are starting a new life.
One of the winners highlighted: “I believe the exhibition of Germany Through Syrian Eyes would reflect a good image about the Syrian community living in Germany by showing the visitors how much most Syrians appreciate beauty, art and serenity. Furthermore, I think this project shows how Syrian people are full of life, hope and energy that would somewhat help in changing the negative stereotypes that the media mass is mostly trying to deliver about refugees from war and conflict zones.” Samuel Housni, born in Damascus, living in Erlangen
The exhibition which is co-hosted by Instagram and shows a selection of the winning images is open from the 1st to the 4th of December 2016 at the Generator in 10117 Berlin-Mitte (Oranienburgerstr. 65). The opening of the exhibition November 30th at 18:00 will be in opened by of Cem Özdemir and Stefan Seibert. This evening will give insights to the background of the exhibition in presence of Monis Bukhari, founder of Syrisches Haus and Sabrina Ravail, co-founder of the Integration HUB. The program includes a traditional Syrian music concert from Khater Dawa.
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