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Ana Murillo

It is said, as it is known, that sea urchins feel the need for getting together on icy days, to share warmth and not to die. When they get too close together, the spines of the other sea urchins cause them pain. However, drawing away purports unbearable cold.
Unlike sea urchins, we not only get closer to other sea urchins, but to the cause of such freezing days. Danger and temperance keep us at a distance adequate for survival. But some times, we keep on getting closer.


Joseph Eid

The music over the ruins of Allepo, March 2017.

Anis puffed on his pipe. He seemed to be somewhere else as well. He seemed to forget that we were there. He looked out the window and he had a look on his face of a person watching a beautiful sunset. He sat there, puffing on his broken pipe and staring out the window as the music floated over the ruins of his house and the city outside.

As I snapped away with my camera, I knew the scene in front of me was special. It touched me and I had a feeling it would touch a lot of other people, too. Though I didn’t realize just how many.

It summed up so nicely Syria today. Life, hope, people so deeply attached to their homes, their country. After six years of war, the Syrians want life. They just want to let the music play.

Can Geylan & Stijn Hoebeke, Germany

After we met online, my boyfriend and I had a long distance relationship for a year. While one of us was living in Belgium, the other one was in Turkey, and the circumstances kinda forced us to meet in Turkey during that one year. 
And in almost every visit, we would use our friends’  houses to stay and their beds to sleep, not just because we both enjoyed traveling around and seeing new places but we also found pleasure in the shelter-kind-of aspect of these different locations, in which we were free to do whatever we want. (Which wasn’t possible in outdoor spaces of Turkey because of the country’s homophobic status quo). 
So in a sense, these various beds helped us to get to know each other and got more close every time, and that is why we have almost one in each photoroll from that era. 


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