Ahl al-Sham by Loubna Mrie
12” x 15”
Between 1.5 and 2 million Syrian refugees live in Turkey, more than in all the EU combined. Most of them, however, reside there as “guests” under temporary legal status and see Turkey mainly as a transit point to Europe. In Istanbul, crowds of refugees huddle on the streets of the Aksaray neighborhood every night, waiting for a call from their smuggler so they can head towards the shores and embark on the perilous maritime crossing to the Greek islands.
-Proceeds support refugee artists and Refugee Eye gallery.