In the online exhibition Before Silence, nine contemporary Afghan artists ruminate on their plight as refugees with targets on their backs.
How a Documentary Used Animation to Protect the Identity of Its Main Character
Afghan refugee Amin didn’t feel comfortable telling director Jonas Poher Rasmussen his story without a way to conceal his identity. Rasmussen explains the process to Hyperallergic.
Refugees Tell Their Stories Through Mementos
Jim Lommasson shows the human side of impersonal statistics with photographs of the personal belongings that immigrants brought with them.
The Challenges of Being a Syrian Artist Today
Once artists leave Syria many find that international borders are closed to them as they try to build a professional and creative life in exile.
Capturing the Faces of the Global Refugee Crises
LOS ANGELES — The Annenberg Space for Photography serendipitously opened their latest exhibition Refugee during the Jewish holiday of Passover, which celebrates one of our most enduring refugee narratives, the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt (even if its veracity is in doubt).
Olafur Eliasson Recruits Refugees to Assemble Symbolic Green Lights
In response to Austria giving migrants a red light, Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson decided to create a “Green light,” a crystalline polyhedral LED light made from recycled materials.
A Photographer Documents the Struggles of Refugees in Lesbos, Greece
“Is this Europe?” That’s the question German photographer Kai Löffelbein heard again and again from refugees landing on the island of Lesbos, Greece this past fall.
Death With Dignity: German Collective Reburies Deceased Migrants in Berlin
This morning in Berlin, a small crowd gathered around an open cemetery grave to pay their respects to a 60-year-old Syrian refugee.
Syrian Video Artists Risk Their Lives to Laugh at ISIS
A bearded man wearing sunglasses and a flak jacket sits on the ground beside a portrait of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as a pro-Assad song plays on the radio. He lifts up the lid of a cooking pot, and a genie emerges.