Project Title: “Syria”
My name is Hosam Katan and I am a 21 year old photographer from Syria. I was a student before the civil war in Syria. When the war began in my area I left my school and started take photos for Aleppo Media Center and documenting events and filming battles. After one year of photographing the conflict in my country, I started working for Reuters.
The images in this portfolio document the struggles that people are facing in their daily lives in Syria.
Hosam Katan, born in 1993, is from Aleppo, Syria. He finished high school in the city before civil war broke out in the country. He planned to study at university, but the conflict prevented him from doing so. Instead, he picked up a camera and began to take pictures of what was happening to the world around him.
“Photography has been my dream since I was small. When the war in my country began, with events happening every day close to me, I decided to start filming what was happening. I started working for the Aleppo Media Center (AMC). I learned the basics of photography from the international journalists who started coming to Syria.
“In 2013, I began working with Reuters as a photographer. I hope to change the people’s opinion about what’s happening in Syria, especially because of the massacres I see every day.”