Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Invisible Children Growing Up as Refugees

Born and raised in Lebanon, Boston-based photographer Rania Matar's work focuses on the daily lives of girls and young women around the world. Her ongoing Invisible Children series presents portraits of Syrian refugee children on the streets of Beirut and third-generation Palestinian girls living in the Bourj el-Barajneh refugee camps.

Rania Matar, “Amal 9, Zahra 5 (girl in the mirror), Beirut” (2014)

Rania Matar, “Hassan 15, Beirut” (2014)

Rania Matar, “Samira 15, Bourj El Barajneh Refugee Camp, Beirut, Lebanon”

Images: the artist and C. Grimaldis Gallery

Fifteen photographs from Invisible Children are on view at C. Grimaldis Gallery in Baltimore. One of these, “Khadija 11, Beirut,” is a special benefit print, with all proceeds from the edition of 50 going to the Karam Foundation, a US-based nonprofit that aids Syrian refugees.

More:  Hyperallergic

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