” the people “ “The laughter of freedom has no borders or nationality” “hand in hand” “the anonymous activists” “Happiness is coming to our streets and homes”

A Small Group of Syrians

FJP: Syrian photographer Jaber Al Azmeh’s latest work takes the government’s newspaper to share the revolution’s thoughts. It’s quite astounding. 

The project’s description, as found on Azmeh’s Facebook page:

A small group of Free Syrians offer their words…. This project takes on one of the Syrian Government’s most prominent symbols – The Ba’ath Newspaper – as part and parcel of the Baath Security State – and here turns it upside down to be a surface of new thoughts written by the Syrian people thus overturning the daily chronicle of government lies. We emphasize also that the comments are directed not particularly to the Ba’ath but rather to ‘The Regime’ itself. Each participant was invited to use the news paper or write some words to symbolize his or her thoughts within the general idea of the revolution. Those are Syrians; Here are their words. This project began from the earliest months of the revolution. It was a time when the camera was, and continues to be, one of the revolution’s most important weapons. It was also important to work in simple and easily accessible ways while remaining discreet and not attracting too much attention. Participating in this project gave birth to new friendships, as has the revolution itself, in bringing together diverse Syrian individuals and their talks of revolution and freedom with all the complex emotional mix they entail – ecstasy, sadness and determination – they proudly express their allegiance to the one homeland, Syria.

(H/T to kawrage for the original Tumblr post)

(via globalvoices)

  1. spamoona reblogged this from thepoliticalnotebook
  2. coffeeisforpussies reblogged this from seonaeddre
  3. demoniospropios reblogged this from thepoliticalnotebook and added:
    EN SIRIA
  4. moreleftthannot reblogged this from iamacollectionofmiscellanyandtea
  5. ipraiksaz reblogged this from batasoda
  6. pandulcota reblogged this from aloofshahbanou
  7. aloofshahbanou reblogged this from zanzoobamagdoos
  8. amillionparachutes reblogged this from zanzoobamagdoos
  9. thetproject reblogged this from labaneh-lover
  10. madeitwork reblogged this from zanzoobamagdoos
  11. labaneh-lover reblogged this from se7enhours
  12. opiumjoy reblogged this from zanzoobamagdoos
  13. zanzoobamagdoos reblogged this from kawrage
  14. tina-yins reblogged this from kawrage
  15. alnaseerah reblogged this from kawrage
  16. hobbitma reblogged this from pvbl0honey
  17. pvbl0honey reblogged this from ghasedeh
  18. air3 reblogged this from sultanalharbi
  19. gulphstringers reblogged this from arabstateofmind
  20. the-bald-hijabi reblogged this from se7enhours
  21. sandthroughasieve reblogged this from thepoliticalnotebook
  22. yesysabella reblogged this from haralambros