Refugee Cats - Hussein Haddad

The Artist

Hussein Haddad is an experienced Syrian photographer and graphic designer, currently based in Turkey. 

The Work

In this series of photos, Refugee Cats, Hussein tells the poignant stories of five different Syrian refugees through the cats they have either travelled with or been forced to leave behind. He hopes that viewers will understand the effects of displacement on the refugees through the association of the domestic cat with the home. This work is dedicated to Hussein’s friend, Muthna Hamzawi, who was tortured to death in a Syrian government prison.

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