A war-damaged building floats surreally through the air, borne aloft by a cluster of what seem like gigantic party balloons. The streets of a devastated city are insinuated by enormous flags of belligerent and other nations seemingly woven into the fabric of wrecked brick and plaster. A tangle of bombed architecture is reconstituted as the Statue of Liberty. A battered suitcase – universal symbol of the refugee – bears a giant passport.

These images are the work of Tammam Azzam, a Syrian artist now living in Germany. He uses digital techniques to repurpose photographs of the streets and cityscapes ...


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