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Photo Exhibit: Where the Children Sleep


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A photo exhibit about refugee children in Europe and the Middle East by Magnus Wennman. This internationally acclaimed exhibition is a moving series of photographs by Sweden's award-winning photojournalist Magnus Wennman about refugee children who fled Syria, leaving everything behind.

More than two million children have been forced from their homes by the war in Syria. Refugee children in neighboring countries or making journeys through Europe await an uncertain future. A few offered to show where they sleep now, when everything that once was, no longer exists.

 

About the photographer
Magnus Wennman, has partnered with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency to raise awareness about refugee children. Wennman has met refugees in numerous refugee camps and on their journeys through Europe.

He has worked as a photojournalist since age 17 when he started his career with the Swedish newspaper, DalaDemokraten. Since 2001, he has worked as a staff photographer on Scandinavia’s biggest daily paper, Aftonbladet. Wennman concentrates mainly on news and feature stories and has worked in more than 60 countries around the world. He has covered a number of stories including the 2008 US Presidential elections, the Red Shirt protests in Thailand and the plight of refugees in Africa.

Wennman is the winner of several prestigious photo awards, both in Sweden and internationally, including fourteen Picture of the Year international awards, 11 NPPAs Best of Journalism awards, 39 Swedish Picture of the Year awards, two World Press Photo Awards, and a fourfold winner of Sweden’s Photographer of the Year Award.

Curated by: UNHCR and Fotografiska. Original text: Carina Bergfeldt.

 

Opening hours:
Saturdays & Sundays 12 pm – 5 pm
FREE admission and guide on site.
The exhibition will be on display in House of Sweden until June 4, 2017.

2017-03-15 12:00:00 2017-06-04 17:00:00 America/New_York Photo Exhibit: Where the Children Sleep European Union Delegation in the US: Photo Exhibit: Where the Children Sleep House of Sweden, 2900 K Street, NW, Washington European Union Delegation in the US delegation-usa-info@eeas.europa.eu
March 15 - June 4, 2017

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

House of Sweden,
2900 K Street, NW,
Washington 20007
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