Each year millions of children flee their homes to escape armed conflict. Growing up in exile, sometimes orphaned or separated from loved ones, they are often haunted by violence and loss – but also resilient enough to envision better days ahead.


Do You See What I See lets young refugees shine a light on their world and share it with others. Through writing and photography workshops led by The Most Important Picture's Brendan Bannon, they learn to capture their observations in a few lines of poignant prose or a single striking photograph.


In these words and images they reveal loss and longing, hope and fear, simple pleasures and complex emotions. Do you see what they see?

I dreamed that I grew many vegetables and I watered them every time.
And I was very proud of it.
And I took good care.


-Isabel (Osire Refugee Camp, Namibia)


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Night This woman was looking for her child at night. Her child was lost. She found her child crying on the street. And after, she took her and put her on the bicycle and they went home. You cannot leave your baby at night, if you do she will get lost.