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David Gross


The Art of Healing: Syrian Refugee Children Express Themselves

[A student (name withheld) at the Friendship School in Turkey. Photo by David Gross.]

[Note: The children's portraits are not paired with their drawings, for the sake of their privacy. The young artists of the drawings are kept anonymous and all children are only referred to by first name, when permitted.] The Syrian civil war has created the largest refugee crisis in a generation, yet the world has not provided for nearly enough of them. Many Syrians, mostly children, still need the basics: shelter, education, food, and security. Many also need psychosocial ...

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David Gross


David Gross is a journalist and award-winning photographer with fifteen years of experience covering stories from mass graves in post-war Kosovo to juvenile prisons in California. Storytelling is his passion. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, where he studied print reporting, radio, and photojournalism, with additional studies at the Human Rights Center in war, post-conflict, and international human rights. His work on mass graves in Kosovo won the prestigious World Press Photo award in 2003. He has published in major European and American magazines and newspapers. He also works as an advocacy consultant, combining his journalist storytelling skills with digital design and software development to bring you projects like these.

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