The Story of Syrian Refugee Crisis
Sometimes people don’t have to speak in order to express their feelings and emotions. There comes a time when people want others to just understand their agony and recognize what they are facing and dealing with. Over the past several years, life has been very harsh for Syrian Refugees who had fled from their home country to escape the war. However, the struggle did not just end by leaving the war; it is only a different chapter in their fight for survival.
In this series of photos, one cannot overlook the distress and difficulties Syrians Refugees have been facing; trying to find a safer place to not only live, but survive. These powerful images can only touch and influence others more than any spoken word itself.
For the most part, this sequence shows a variety of changed shots; wide, medium, close medium, depth of filed and angle shots. The variety of the pictures gives a sense which allows a certain number of emotions being unraveled throughout these series of photos. For example, the first picture is a wide photo of a helicopter patrolling over a Syrian child who has just arrived at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos. It is a great choice to start the sequence with this image because it gives the viewers an actual sense of disturbance that a child in the twenty-first century has to undergo. The last photo was also wide and was in fact another well-thought-of choice that showed a dinghy of Syrian refugees, after it’s motor broke down off the coast of Kos, continues to afloat in the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece; thanks to the assistance of a local man.
As one can see, in most (if not all) of the photos in this series; the photos are seizing and revealing the suffering and pain that these Syrian Refugees are enduring whilst fleeing their native country. For the most part, many of the refugees have survived their journey to new countries. Nevertheless, we can empathize with them and most certainly not overlook their pain.