Displaced: Stories from the Syrian Diaspora
Date(s) - 05/29/2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
150 W 83rd St
New York, New York
In 2015, writer Majd Taby and photographer Sara Kerens spent ten weeks travelling among groups of refugees from Syria and the surrounding region, following their migration route from Turkey to Greece, then all the way to Germany in Western Europe, in order to document and share their stories.
What’s remarkable about the faces portrayed in this exhibit is not how different they seem from any one of us, but how familiar. The stories Kerens and Taby captured are full of loss, love, hope, and the aspiration of all people to build better lives for themselves and their families.
Opening: Wednesday, May 29, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
On display at The Gallery at W83 from May 29 – June 30.
“…their faces betray their reality. The faces of people these stories belong to do not match the images developed over a lifetime of news and entertainment consumption. In the minutiae of daily life, smiles and jokes and small talk hide frowns and distant stares.” -Majd Taby