a photoblog by ben fredman

Monday, May 12, 2008

children of war

This was a portrait for an upcoming piece at the DMN focused on the Children of War. Various photographers are doing portraits for the piece, this was one of mine. The project explores the affect of war on the young in various circumstances, such as siblings and children of those serving or deceased, those planning to enlist and those who have experienced war first hand, such as these two...

Hamsa, 11, and her brother Maher, 13, pose for a portrait in their family home. They were originally from Basara, Iraq, and fled to Syria with their family in 2006 and recently arrived in the United States as refugees. Both siblings experienced the chaos of Iraq first hand, with nightmarish recollections of bombings, kidnappings, murders and fear.



I am a freelance photographer and educator specializing in documentary, editorial and travel photography based in St. Petersburg FL.
All Images © Ben Fredman, The Free Lance-Star, The Dallas Morning News, The Star-Ledger, The Muskegon Chronicle and The Post Register.