“The End Will Be Good & Happy” 2016.
Portraits of Syrian refugee teenage girls living in both Lebanon and Sweden.
Part of “DISPATCHED” a group photography project about those displaced by the Syrian refugee crisis.
The teenage years are some of the most stressful and
bewildering in a person’s life. Everything is new, you’re trying to figure out who you are and your place in the world, you’re trying to figure out who you want to be. The experience of Syrian girls is especially complex, with many trying to balance tradition with pop culture, friendships with displacement, and vulnerability with their dreams for the future.
Adolescent Syrians are in a particularly precarious situation, as many of them have had their lives and educations halted by civil war. When the war ends, this generation will be responsible for rebuilding their country. The longer they are away from home, the more difficult and far away their dreams feel.
*To see more of this project, please visit:
The End Will Be Good And Happy: Part I
The End Will Be Good And Happy: Part II