Witness: Aleppo Sights, Sounds & Stories from Pre-War Syria

“Witness: Aleppo Sights, Sounds & Stories from Pre-War Syria,” was a panel discussion and exhibition of Syrian music and photography, hosted at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). The program included a panel discussion about pre-war Syria, featuring a performance of Syrian music, and was followed by a reception and exhibition of 56 photographs by Jason Hamacher of Lost Origin Productions.

Hamacher gained unprecedented access to the city of Aleppo from 2005 to 2010. His photography captures the ancient religious musical traditions of the Sufi, Armenian, Chaldean, and Syrian communities in Aleppo, as well as scenes of everyday life in Syria before the eruption of civil war. The discussion and exhibition of Syrian music and photography are presented by the Foreign Policy Institute and Middle East Studies Program at Johns Hopkins SAIS, the Lost Origins Gallery, and One Journey.

Works by Jason Hamacher of Lost Origins Productions,

in conversation with:

Lina Sergie Attar, Architect Farrah Hassen, Filmmaker Shamila N. Chaudhary, FPI Senior Fellow, Moderator

Watch the panel discussion here:

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