The Children of Syria


A new print exhibition produced by ART WORKS Projects, The Children of Syria features the work of international photographers documenting the lives of displaced and refugee children who have been impacted by the current crisis in Syria. Images by award-winning collaborators explore the manner in which the conflict has affected Syria’s youngest citizens in terms of health, security, and education.


Lynsey Addario is an American photojournalist whose work often focuses on conflict and human rights issues. She is the recipient of multiple awards, including the MacArthur Fellowship in 2009.

Kate Brooks has worked extensively across the Middle East and South Asia, covering many of the major news stories in both regions and photographing life in areas of conflict.

Bassam Khabieh is a Syrian photographer who has covered some of the most painful and important aspects of the Syrian conflict from inside the country while working with Reuters.

Javier Manzano is an award-winning photojournalist currently based in and covering the Middle East. Manzano specializes in video production and documentary photography.

Ayman Oghanna is a British Iraqi, born and raised in London, who now works covering the Arab World. He has worked in Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine and Afghanistan.

Tara Todas-Whitehill has been living and photographing in the Middle East for over seven years. She is dedicated to covering women’s issues and portraying strong women changing the world around them.



The Children of Syria Closing Reception

April 2, 2014 | 625 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago

Special thanks to speakers Wendy Pearlman, Crown Junior Chair in Middle East Studies and Assistant Professor of Political Science, Northwestern University; Karen AbuZayd, Commissioner at Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic; and moderator Dr. Mandy Terc, Middle East Anthropologist and Syria Expert.


The Children of Syria Opening in Chicago

March 19, 2014 | 625 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago

Special thanks to Lynsey Addario, Photographer; Kate Brooks; Bassam Khabieh; Javier Manzano; Ayman Oghanna & Tara Todras-Whitehill; and Leah Missbach Day, Photographer.


Lynsey Addario
Kate Brooks
Bassam Khabieh
Javier Manzano
Ayman Oghanna
Tara Todras-Whitehill



U.S. Institute of Peace; Washington, D.C.
USAID’s Ronald Reagan Building Lobby; Washington, D.C.
Russell Senate Office Building, Remarks by Senator John McCain and presented with UNHCR and The Better World Foundation; Washington, D.C.
Loyola University; Chicago, IL
Panel Discussion with Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel moderated by Nabeel Khoury. Hosted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs; The Chicago Club; Chicago, IL

The Children of Syria is sponsored in part by The Frankel Family Foundation and made possible with support from Printlab Chicago.