Photographic exhibition on Deir Ezzor province which was recently held by D24 Network in Germany
D24 Network has held in Germany the first photography exhibition that exclusively presented Deir Ezzor and explored the events that have taken place in the province since the beginning of the Syrian Revolution. The exhibition lasted for eight days during which many Germans were among the attendees along with notable figures of the Syrian community in Germany. The media were present and they covered the event from beginning to end.
This photography exhibition is regarded as the first one of its kind since the start of the Syrian Revolution. It was exclusively dedicated to Deir Ezzor province that has been hugely neglected by International Media. It included all phases of the Syrian revolution from the first day it began until now.
More than 60 images were presented in the exhibition. D24 started by displaying images related to the revolutionary activities in the province and how the Assad-regime forces reacted to them by brutally and indiscriminately targeting civilians without hesitation. Then it moved to demonstrate images of funerals held for martyrs in Deir Ezzor who were killed during peaceful protests when the province of Deir Ezzor answered the call of other rebellion provinces and eventually joined the Syrian revolution.
After that, images were shown depicting the civilians who were displaced by heavy shelling on Deir Ezzor, the intense shelling that the province has been subjected to since 2011 until today. Images, displaying the suffering, deplorable and wretched conditions the displaced families of Deir Ezzor are going through, were also presented.
The exhibition did not neglect the children of the province whose schools and parks were destroyed by the tyrannical Assad-regime, the children who have nothing to do now except imitating what the extremists groups in Syria, mainly ISIS, are doing on a regular basis in the country.
ISIS carries out mass executions against civilians and detainees and, at the same time, those children mimic the actions of ISIS because of the huge gap in their lives after losing their schools and everything related to childhood.
The exhibition explored the criminal aspect of Assad forces and other extremist groups who did not respect the holy places in Deir Ezzor province, including mosques and churches. Several images were exhibited showing the huge amount of devastation the mosques and churches were subjected to in the province as targeting civilians did not fulfil the criminal desire of these parties (Assad-regime and the extremist groups).
In addition, even more historical monuments in Deir Ezzor did not survive their barbaric and brutal acts. D24 demonstrated pictures showing the devastating situation of the bridge of Al Almac that is considered one of the historical land mark of Deir Ezzor.
In the last part of the exhibition, images, depicting the Syrian people who have not given up yet, mainly the people of Deir Ezzor, despite all atrocities the province has suffered since 2011, were displayed. It should be noted, the exhibition was mainly aimed at attracting the attention of the Western society and others to the Eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor, which is subjected to all types of crimes committed by Assad forces, ISIS and Russian indiscriminate bombing.