“Witness Aleppo: Photographs, Stories, and Sounds of Pre-War Syria”

"Witness Aleppo: Photographs, Stories, and Sounds of Pre-War Syria"Date: Friday, March 4th - Friday, May 6th, 2016
Gallery Hours: Saturdays, 2 - 5pm, or by appointment.

The Irma Freeman Center for Imagination is proud to announce “Witness Aleppo: Photographs, Stories and Sounds of Pre-war Syria” an exhibition of Syrian music & photography from Jason Hamacher’s archives of pre war Syria. From 2005-2010, Jason Hamacher was granted unprecedented access to the city of Aleppo. He went to document ancient religious traditions and, inadvertently, captured the apex of Syria’s modernization before the eruption of civil war. Many of the people and places that appear in this exhibit have passed on, vanished, or been destroyed. Hamacher’s efforts contribute to the international conversation on Syria with frequent television, radio, and print coverage such as NPR, BBC World Service, Al Jazeera, Voice of America, and CBC.

Witness Aleppo: Photographs, Stories and Sounds of Pre-war Syria.- Hamacher’s combination of photography, sound, and personal experience of Syria offers an unparalleled immersion into one of the world’s oldest civilizations. Hamacher’s adventurist spirit, passion for people, and love of culture earned him the trust of Syrians across all socio-economic classes allowing him to truly capture the essence of the Syrian landscape and it’s people.