The series “Wounds” by fine art photographer Jaber Al Azmeh (Damascus, 1973), emerges from the height of conflict in Syria in 2011. This body of work was published in our seventh issue (Myth), paired with a translation of Virgil’s “The Aeneid: Book III” by David Hadbawnik. Although the pairing of word and image provide striking conclusions, we fail to recognize (in the print issue) and provide the proper context to which Jaber’s work was produced. That is, the inception of the Syrian Revolution.
Inspired (and equally troubled) by this context, I wanted to provide a continued conversation about this work and the many personal accounts this work derives from.