The project„Yalla Habibi. Living with War“ opens up a wide spectrum of conflicting and contrasting emotions and experiences of what life has meant to people in their hometown of Eastern Aleppo since the start of the civil war. Presenting original photos taken between
2013 and 2015 by a photojournalist from Eastern Aleppo, this photographic series gives recognition to people in Eastern Aleppo who – by continuing to simply live their lives with resilience and inventiveness in the face of perilous circumstances.
was born 1994 in Aleppo, Syria. He started photography with his smartphone when he was 17 years old when the Syrian revolution started. He started working as a photojournalist for Aleppo Media Center from October 2012. Between 2013 and 2015, he covered the conflict
in Aleppo as a freelance photographer for Reuters as well as for the German magazine “Stern”.
He is currentlystudying photojournalism at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hannover. Awards he has received include: the Ian Parry Special Award 2014, the Ian Parry Award 2015 category: highly commended), the annual Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest 2015, the grand price at the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award 2015, the Nannen Preis for journalism 2016 (category: special award), and the photography award at the University of Art and Design in Offenbach 2016.