Tanya Habjouqa, Wives of the Syrian Revolution, 2012-2013. Photograph. “Layla and Sama …Their mother, Um Muhammad, 39, says life is hard without her fighter husband. The mother of six is struggling to secure the monthly rent and is under constant pressure to marry off her daughters to Jordanian and Syrian suitors. Layla, right, was trampled upon in her sleep when an army unit stormed their house looking for their father before they fled to Jordan.” Interview by Cecilia Andersson.
Xia Gui Southern Song), Windswept Lakeshore, ink on silk, 10 x 10 in.
“A drizzling rain falls like tears on the Mourning Day; The mourner’s heart is breaking on his way. Where can a wine house be found to drown his sadness? A cowherd points to Almond Flower (Xing Hua) Village in the distance.” 9th century poem by Du Fu (AD 803-852) about Tomb Sweeping Day, also known as Qingming. Translation courtesy ChinaDaily.