Do You See What I See?

The following short film documents a recent UNHCR-sponsored project called “Do you see what I see?” in which refugee children in Yemen and Namibia record their day-to-day lives through photography.

Often we look at images of refugees and see a very narrow bit of what the refugee experience is – images of people in flight, roads full of people, all fleeing disaster, hunger, dirt, malaise.

This is a limited view of the refugee situation. It gives us only a sense that they are different from others- not the same.

This project gave refugee children a chance to explore the totality of the refugee experience; to show the world both the differences and similarities of their lives.

Photographer Brendan Bannon, who oversaw the project

A number of the photographs have been compiled for exhibition and are available to view on Flickr.

One Response to “Do You See What I See?”
  1. Michael says:

    That’s wonderful. What a great project that treats people as special who are not often treated that way.

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