Looking at the picture in this book give you a rare glimpse into a country at war. It is not a book which tells you a given truth, nor the opposite - I see a people which have been separated by a war which is destroying future. probably for a long time to come…The Future for the comming generations - for children who have to grow up without a parent or parents.parents have to continue their life without a child or children - families separated and scared for life.
The contrasts between the dailylife in Damaskus, and the fighting in Aleppo are gigantic - it is hard to comprehend how life can look so different from another in the same country, the same conflict - the same war. There are an innocence to these picture - an innocence which gives the pictures a great value. Ii is a true journey into a conflict in an honest investigative form - a traveller who opened his eyes to what was going on in front of him, weather it was a scene form everyday life in the streets, or fighters who rest - a man who shows his tattoos, or a woman in grief over a lost husband. The modern life in Damaskus are a big contrast to the life at the frontlines - I sit back wondering about the other side of the war - their lifes, their thoughts.. The book makes me reflect upon the differences of a frontline - of a war. And for me, this is the most important. The pictures leave me with questions, not answers - it makes me reflect and never leaves me “ not caring” - it makes me want to know more and understand.
This is what photojournalism is all about !
Copenhagen - Jan 20 - 2016