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A Girl in a Dress

A Girl in a Dress

By Guslin, 8 years old

Mardin, Turkey 


Sirkhane DARKROOM is a mobile film photography program that works with children and youth near the Turkish-Syrian and Iraqi borders and teaches them to process and tell their stories through photography in a way that impacts how they view themselves and their role in their community. All program platforms utilize a costume curriculum that is built upon the art of photography, being the gateway to teaching new skills, confidence, ownership, self-discovery, and self-expression. Through their perspectives and community contributions being uplifted onto a global platform, youth are showing themselves that today and always, they are the bigger picture.


DARKROOM is led by Syrian photographer Serbest Salih, who himself escaped the Syrian war and arrived in Turkey as a refugee.


-All photographs are for sale, buy one or two to support Sirkhane DARKROOM to get photography equipment and to keep teaching children film photography. 


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