Hamada El Rasam | Traces of Conflict

Country of origin: Egypt
Project location: Egypt
Program: Arab Documentary Photography Program
Year: 2014

"Kids have a different understanding of what they experience, and they get psychologically affected by different things than adults" - Eman Gaber, psychiatrist and leader of a rehabilitation program for traumatized children.

This project explores how post-conflict trauma affects children, both mentally and emotionally, from all sides involved in the conflict.

In the wake of the 2011 uprising in Egypt and the ousting of longstanding president Hosni Mubarak, the country continues to exist in a political vacuum. Islamic groups, secular parties, and the Egyptian military are all vying for political power. Uncertainty and anxiety over the future has generated ongoing political protests throughout the country and violence and criminal activities persist.