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This is my little brother by the setting sun. It was in the last moments before the sun went down, so I rushed to take it.
Sheefa, A young refugee, 15 years.
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 photojournalist 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?