World-renowned National Geographic photographer Reza has been taking pictures of refugees for over 30-years. Recently, he decided to turn the tables, to teach the children who are usually the subject of his work how to use the camera for themselves. The results are so powerful because rather than look on at the children in pity, it allows us as the viewer to experience their daily lives directly, through their keen eyes.
Twenty Syrian refugee children and teenagers took place in Reza’s class. The results were displayed as part of a massive photo installation along the banks of the river Seine in Paris titled “A Dream of Humanity.” Here are just a few of the photographs.
Want to learn more about this project? Click here for a video interview with Reza.