PBS Online Film Festival

Syrian Photographer Osama Esid

Season 2017 Episode 16 | 8m 26s

Born in Damascus and now living in Minnesota, Osama Esid’s photographs express the power of human connection. Esid, a portrait photographer, felt compelled to travel to the Syrian refugee camps in Turkey. Determined to portray his subjects with sensitivity, compassion and his own unique understanding, Esid’s images explore his personal identity and the communities he is a part of.

Aired: 07/17/17

Expires: 07/16/19

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.
  • Osama Esid Q&A

    Osama Esid Q&A

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    Watch

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