Portraits That Tell Stories: Andrew McConnell’s Photographs of Refugees by Night

April 9, 2014

By Edgar Allen Beem

© Andrew McConnell/Panos

Syrian refugees Ihsan and Sammia, pictured on a rooftop in Al Mafraq, Jordan. They crossed the border into Jordan three days earlier after fleeing the increasing violence in Syria.

Irish photographer Andrew McConnell began his career as a photojournalist in Belfast, Northern Ireland, but since 2003 he has lived in Asia, Africa and now Beirut, Lebanon, pursuing long-term projects about stories that are often overlooked, untold or underreported. In 2011 McConnell won a pair of World Press Photo awards, one for a photograph of a woman practicing the cello...

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