In Exile: Finding a Fresh Approach to Documenting Syrian Refugees Living in Jordan

March 20, 2014

By Dzana Tsomondo

© Michael Friberg

Abdul Rahman Mounir Al-Zalem from Dara'a, Syria, holds an olive branch from the tree he planted at his sister's apartment in Zarqa, Jordan. Click on the Photo Gallery link below to see more work from "By the Olive Trees."

The story of any civil war is told by how its refugees speak of home. The Palestinian of 1948 speaks of a home that persists only in memory. The Yugoslavian of 1991 grieves for a home that appears on no map. The Rwandan of 1994 gestures to a home that is near, yet so far. For the Syrians of 2011,...

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