Exile Voices, an initiative by Reza Visual Academy, empowers underprivileged children to become their own storywriters. Amidst war, conflict, the calling to religion and community, youth show their reality of daily life within a refugee camp. Exile Voices trains youth in the art of photography to share their stories of hope and adversity from their own perspective.
Reza, a committed photojournalist and humanitarian, has dedicated his life to helping our worlds most vulnerable communities. His projects prove that the universal language of image can be a catalyst for social change.
These photographs were taken by children from refugee camps in Iraqi Kurdistan under Reza Visual Academy. Exile Voices, a project which began in 2013, at the Kawergosk refugee campâ€‹,â€‹ continues to host three weekly workshops in â€‹Pâ€‹hotography, Photoshop, and English. Each student is equipped with their own professional camera and trained by local photographers who are all supported and advised by Reza.