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FORTY out of ONE MILLION: A photography exhibition on the human cost of the Syrian war

  • Goethe-Institut Washington 1990 K Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20006 United States (map)

Berlin-based photographers Kai Wiedenhöfer and Daniel Sonnentag portray the human impact of the Syrian conflict. Their works, which approach the subject from different points of view, are being exhibited at the Goethe-Institut and Gallery Al-Quds as a way to highlight this urgent humanitarian crisis.

For FORTY out of ONE MILLION, German photographer Kai Wiedenhöfer took portraits of forty Syrian war-wounded in towns, villages and refugee camps in Jordan and Lebanon between spring 2014 and 2015. By showing the genuine aftermath of this war, he seeks to raise support for people who are really in need. The media summarize the number of casualties on a daily basis, but often ignore the wounded. The war will never end for them, as they will have to endure their injuries for the rest of their lives.

Organized in conjunction with the Middle East Institute's Arts and Culture Program and The Jerusalem Fund Gallery Al-Quds.

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Event Details

  • Date: April 20 - June 15, 2017

  • Where: Goethe-Institut - Entrance is located on 20th Street midway between I and K Streets.