If you are wondering what is happening with the Inside-Outside Project, we have been posting our updates on our Facebook page instead of here.
This year I was invited this year to speak and show at the World Affairs Council in San Francisco. For three months, they showed large prints of the portraits of the children alongside captioned drawings by the kids. And, I got to speak to members!
The Syrian refugee crisis now includes over 3 million people who have fled Syria, according to the U.N. The New York Times has a good summary of what the U.N. is calling “the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era.”
Meanwhile, another 6.5 million people are stuck in Syria between al Nusra, IS, FSA, and the Syrian government.
Wonder what life is like for these people? See the drawings our children made.
National Geographic Proof, the photography blog of the National Geographic Magazine, featured our work today at http://proof.nationalgeographic.com/2014/08/13/david-gross-captures-artistic-expressions-of-syrian-refugee-children/
Their piece discusses David’s thoughts on creating the work and what it means, with some of the better anecdotes from the trip.
It’s good publicity, too!