Michael Ryan

Damascus, Syria

Moved from Cairo to Damascus in August 2011, enduring one social and political upheaval, in Egypt, for another, more dire and lethal, in Syria. No opportunity for photography in Syria, the civil war prevents travel, and the camera is a dangerous symbol of foreign interest. This wonderful country, which I first visited in the late '80s, has many visual splendours, but these will have to wait ....

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