Middle East

  • A Syrian boy and girl are seen posing for a photograph. Thirty minutes after the picture was taken a shell fired from a government-held position reportedly killed them both. Homs, January 20, 2013 (Lens Young Homsi)
  • A Mickey Mouse doll lies abandoned in the Al-Khaldiya district of Homs, January 3, 2013 (Lens Young Homsi)
  • A rebel fighter is seen during a firefight in Tabiseh north of Homs January 17, 2013 (Lens Young Homsi)
  • Destruction is seen on Sa’ad Allah Al-Gabri Street in Homs’ Al-Qusayr district, January 30, 2013 (Lens Young Homsi)
  • Skyline of Homs seen from El-Waer January 10, 2013 (Lens Young Homsi)
  • Remnants of an ancient market reportedly destroyed by Syrian regime shelling are seen in Homs January 5, 2013 (Lens Young Homsi)
  • A Syrian boy is seen running down a street in Homs’ Bostan Al-Dewan district January 26, 2013 (Lens Young Homsi)
  • A cemetery reportedly with the graves of those who rose up against Assad's regime, Homs, February 17, 2013 (Lens Young Homsi)
  • A courtyard photographed from a room reportedly struck by Syrian rockets, Homs, January 16, 2013 (Lens Young Homsi)
  • A Free Syrian Army fighter in a Santa Claus suit is seen offering a resident directions in the Old City of Homs, January 1, 2013 (Lens Young Homsi)
  • Snow covers an abandoned shopping area in Al-Hamidya district of Homs, January 19, 2013 (Lens Young Homsi)
  • Syrian children hold pieces of building fragments from a bombed-out structure in Homs, January 10, 2013 (Lens Young Homsi)
  • Wet clothes are hung out to dry outside the Khalid Ben Walid mosque in Al-Kaldeeya, Homs February 8, 2013 (Lens Young Homsi)
  • Boys gather on a street of Garden Al-Dablan in Homs, Syria, January 17, 2013 (Lens Young Homsi)
  • Locals walk in the snow in Al-Ghouta district of Homs, January 9, 2013 (Lens Young Homsi)
  • A sculpture is adorns Al-Hamra roundabout, Homs, January 22, 2013 (Lens Young Homsi)

Young Amateurs Document Life, Death in Homs

Published February 22, 2013

Syrians turn to photography to tell the world about survival in the destruction of their hometown.


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