Syria’s War. A Journal of Pain

Author: Narciso Contreras
Publisher: Culture of Remembrance – Galerija 11/07/95, Sarajevo
Content: 79 pages
ISBN: 978-9958-025-02-0
Year: 2014

In a series of photographs captured in Syria on the territories controlled by rebel groups, Narciso Contreras provides us with insights into everyday occurrences of the Syrian civil war.

The scenes of suffering, pain and destruction from the midst of battles between Assad’s army and the rebel groups bear witness to one of the worst Middle Eastern conflicts. Over the past three years, almost 200,000 people have lost their lives in conflicts between forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and those opposed to his rule. More than seven million people have been forced to leave their homes due the destruction of entire neighbourhoods.

Syria’s War: A Journal of Pain documents and deals with the Syrian war, but also tries to expose the myth of war by focusing on how war impacts and destroys the lives of ordinary people.

This publication is available at ERSTE Foundation Library.

Florian Bauer

Director Social Finance, Sustainability and Innovation
Since 2023, Florian Bauer has been responsible for social finance, sustainability and social innovation at ERSTE Foundation. Prior to this role, Florian worked in the NGO & Social Entrepreneurship sector for more than 13 years. He led the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), an international multilateral NGO that works to accelerate market-based deployment of renewable energy and energy efficient systems in developing countries, and was Managing Director & COO of the Impact Hub Vienna. From 2020-2023, Florian established strategic alliances with key partners and helped to create innovative semantic technology solutions at Semantic Web Company (SWC), a leading IT company in semantic AI solutions.