Manaf Azzam is a professional photographer and graphic designer from Damascus, Syria. Alongside his photographic work, Manaf is the co-founder of 'The Project', an advertising agency headquartered in Syria. Manaf learned photography under Nassouh Zahlouleh, a well known Syrian photographer.
About the artwork
"I took this picture in 2015 of a Syrian worker in Beirut. The photograph is part of a theme about changing perspectives. I wanted to reflect upon how life looks from below." - Manaf Azzam
In war-torn countries, the vast majority of professional photographers work for news agencies. This means their work is often focused on coverage of conflict. Our project is motivated by the opportunity to give talented photographers an entirely new outlet for their work. Through this project, we hope to reveal a side to war-torn countries rarely seen in the international media.