Why Syria is happening?

Posted on Sep 7, 2015 in Multimedia, Photography, Syria | 2 Comments

Screen Shot 2015-09-07 at 9.47.51You cannot open TV or any media for that matter without stumbling to the the news and the grim images of the refugees from Syria. Refugees, how is EU dealing with this… this constant information overflow leaves me personally totally puzzled. Anxiety and compassion are the first words which come to mind, but I am also quietly embarrased because I really don’t know what is going on and even more so, why is this happening right now.

Occasionnally something really hits you. Like the other day the image of the little drowned kid on the beach… A friend and a colleague of mine Hanna Weselius wrote a very good piece on the iconic nature of this image (In Finnish).

And I am photographer: I love the still images.

But the most informative piece I’ve seen is this one in Upworthy. (Originally from Years of Living Dangerously). In a form of a comic strip.

I never understood that the original reason (or at least one – a major one – of them) for the conflict was the changing climate. And I am very impressed by the storytelling thru (gif-animated) comic-stripe style of narration. What a powerful tool.

I’d say worth taking a look.


  1. Jim Felt
    September 7, 2015

    Thanks for posting. I had no idea whatsoever.

    • kkuukka
      September 7, 2015

      Me neither, Jim. Seems like climate change is not something abstract of the future, but very much with us already.


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