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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 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, children express themselves in poignant prose and striking photographs.


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




"A lot of things have changed. I started going out and see people. I love to socialize. Before this I used to sit at home, and would never go out. Now I go out, see people, and take pictures." - Rahaf Khamees 


"It changed my personality a lot. I was a very closed person. I used to be too shy to look at people, and go outside. Now everything is normal, I want to take pictures of everything. I have so much love for photography. " -  Aahood Fager


"I made new friends, I figured out what this world is all about: happiness, sadness, how people live, what their dreams are." - Ayat Al Megbel

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