The Hero’s Room Photography Project – مشروع تصوير غرفة الأبطال
In 2018, two of Brush and Bow’s Director’s, worked with Mishwar, a local NGO, to create the “Heroes Room”photography project with over 40 Syrian children in two camps in north Lebanon. Over three months, we worked with Mishwar to give three months of weekly classes teaching children how to use a camera, exploring ways of framing and creating pictures and discussing representation and portrayal. This gave students new skills and a project to do during the three month school holidays.
At the end of there three months in December 2018, children mounted their favourite photographs to be showcased at a local exhibition held in the main tent of the camp, where it still remains (albeit a little more tattered) a year later. The exhibition was attended by Lebanese and Syrian members of the camp and wider community as well as those who had been invited from throughout Lebanon. Then in April 2019, another round of pictures were printed and a group of 30 children travelled down to Beirut and presented their work to a wider audience.
Below you can see pictures from: 1) The Lessons; 2) Children’s captioned photography and 3) Photos of the exhibition.
We would like to thank all those who donated to the crowdfunding page that meant we were able to do this project!