It’s been almost three years of a most shocking mixture of pain and hope in Syria. While the pain manifests itself with bombardments and continuous detentions, hope manifests itself with the outburst of new creative talents. Extraordinary young photographers and filmmakers have emerged through the professional training programme TAKWEEN: a project initiated by DOX BOX Int’l Documentary Film Festival (Syria) and the Prince Claus Fund (the Netherlands). In order to share these unique perspectives with the rest of the world, DOX BOX and the Prince Claus Fund have created From Inside: A Diary of Syria, a photography and video blog showcasing the work of three young Syrian photographers each month. Through the ‘diary entries’, photographers and filmmakers (ages 18-25) from across Syria share their everyday lives through their words and outstanding photos.

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The Legacy Photo By Ziad Homsi
Douma – 15 Jun2012
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  The moment of the ultimate truth in his mind takes him to the first of April 2011 in Douma; his besieged city. The remainder if that moment comes through his picture which he entitled, “We swear to carry on”. It was a picture of modest grave for the city’s first martyr of which the […]

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Photo by Ahmad Mehidi 
14 Jul 2012 - Deir Elzor
Our Innocence


A few minutes stood between Ahmad and his family in Deir Ezzor as there were not any major events on the way. At least, this is what Ahmad believed at the time. However, the few metres turned into days of waiting, and the few moments expanded because of one picture. “On 26 September 2012, I […]

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During the Raid Photo By Abd Doumany 
Douma - 4 January 2013 
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Abd Doumany (23, Douma) was a 3rd year university student before he was forced to drop out. He then became one of the first photographers to document the beginnings of the revolution in his home town, Douma. Doumany is still living in the besieged city with his family. He refused to leave Douma even for treatment after his […]

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