Farah, who fled Syria, loves soccer. Her dad tries to make soccer balls for her using anything he can find, but they don’t last long. Every night, he puts Farah and her big sister Tisam, 9, to bed hoping that tomorrow will bring them a proper soccer ball to play with. All other dreams seem to be beyond his reach, but he is not giving up on this one.
© Magnus Wennman
From November through February, the World Press Photo Award Winning photo documentary "Where the Children Sleep" by acclaimed Swedish photographer, Magnus Wennman, will be exhibited throughout Charlottesville in local houses of worship, civic institutions and at the University of Virginia.
In its first phase, from Nov. 1 to December 5, images from the exhibition will be hosted across our community at multiple sites. In the second phase, all the individual images will be brought together in a united exhibition at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center (233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903), where it will be on display from December 7th through January 18th with artwork and writings of Charlottesville High School students inspired by the stories of their classmates who have experienced displacement.
For more details, please visit the initiative's website: www.w-here2stay.org