Surfaces, 2013-2014

Surfaces is a series of abstract photographs based on reports of ethnic violence published in the news media between 2013 and mid 2014.

In 2013 the Syrian uprising turned into a civil war. Daily reports of violence, mass killings, human rights abuses and the plight of millions of people projected an unbearable landscape.

Disturbed, I started examining any tangible surface within my home intending to capture in photographs the psychological landscapes that were developing within me in relation to these and subsequent reports.

Each photograph is entitled with the name of a place that reported occurrences of ethnic violence during this period.

Aleppo, 2013

Street vendor

Bangui, 2013

Insulation Chinatown

Ghuta, 2013

Sleeping man

Kafr Sita, 2013

friends walking together

Bentiu, 2013

riding the track in the compartment

Buni Yadi, 2014

man looking at advertising with model

Malakal, 2014

recycler in the Gowanus

Homs, 2014

High bike

Bor, 2014

Student walking with a skeleton

Fallujah, 2014


Chibok, 2014

Port Authority

Mbaiki, 2014