Congratulations on winning Zealous Stories: Photography! Your winning images depict the reality of war in Syria. Do you think that you capturing it has helped others who are not from your country to see the realities of war?
After spending many years in the war, especially since I was in an area besieged from all sides, getting out of it was a dream! I found it difficult to show what was happening. I was running after death trying to catch the shots of people and children under the rubble hoping to hear their voice but maybe at first, I felt weak in showing it.
But with the years of war, through my photos, I communicate what is happening to hundreds of thousands of people. My photos are shown in major international newspapers, and here I have the feeling that I can communicate what is happening today, and after a decade, and after my photos that I took in large exhibitions, as well as documents in the World Security Council. To show the facts, I feel that it is different for me personally, perhaps because I was surrounded. The feeling of despair surrounded me, but today it is different.