NOTE: This is a repost of a recent entry to my blog that accompanies The Documentary Photographer podcast. It is here to help raise awareness of an initiative to raise money for Médecins sans Frontieres work in Syria.
Earlier this year, Christian Payne, a good and conscientious man, went to Syria to tell the stories of people like you and me – except they weren’t quite like you and me. Their lives had been destroyed by the civil war. Christian’s tale is a moving one. You can listen to it in episode 14 of The Documentary Photographer podcast, or experience it on his blog (the post titled Towards Syria is a good place to start).
Following our conversation, I approached a number of the photographers who had been interviewed on the podcast about contributing prints to a sale to raise money for some form of aid in Syria. Gina Glover and David Creedon readily agreed.