Local | Magnus Wennman / Aftonbladet Where the children sleep

By on September 30, 2015
Where do the children, fleeing from the Syrian war och the terror of IS, go when the night falls? The exhibition ”Where the children sleeps” is a cooperation between Fotografiska for Life, photographer Magnus Wennman and Aftonbladet #ViHjälper.

One misses his bed. Another, her doll with the dark eyes. A third dreams himself back to a time when his pillow was not an enemy.
The war in Syria has gone on for over four years and more than two million children are fleeing from the country. They have left behind their friends, their homes, and their beds.

A few of these children offered to show where they sleep now, when everything that once was no longer exists. Magnus Wennman, winner of two World Press Photo Awards and Sweden’s Photographer of the Year in 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2014, has met refugees in countless refugee camps and on their journeys through Europe this year. The story about when the night comes is a living narrative with no clear ending. A few of the photos in the exhibition can be rotated out to make space for new, more current stories.

Together with the museum Fotografiska Museet, Aftonbladet would like to recognize the vulnerable situation of these children who have been displaced by war in order to support the United Nations’ refugee agency UNHCR.

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