Also showing currently at the Pitt Rivers museum on the top floor of the Gallery.

John Wreford is a freelance editorial photographer that has spent the last ten years living in the Syrian capital Damascus.

https://johnwreford.wordpress.com/

The exhibition features large-scale portraits of people displaced from war-torn Syria who are now surviving and thriving in Istanbul, Turkey.  Each person photographed has written testimonials, in both English and Arabic, about their experiences.  It’s displayed on the top floor of the gallery, on large glass doors of display cabinets, giving each image a translucent feel. Displayed large, the beautifully shot black and white portraits are displayed high, forcing you to look up to the people whilst they explain their journey that took them to Istanbul and their hopes for the future.

 

Photograph by John Wreford[ONLINE] https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-J77lglZB88k/WVY37c-26iI/AAAAAAAAAaY/mLdnhp19YJYN-UQu7u-XH89veb_edk9rwCK4BGAYYCw/s320/ListingImageForSyriansUnknown1.jpg [Accessed 23 July 2017].