Charting Displacement

The ongoing crisis in Syria has developed into the defining con­flict of our current political climate – a humanitarian disaster for those who are displaced or living there, an arena for a proxy trial of strength between various geopolitical forces and alliances, and the driver behind the refugee exodus that has promoted a nationalistic backlash in Europe. As part of the Imperial War Museum’s, London, wider season Syria: A Conflict Explored, the gallery offers A Lens on Syria, the first UK exhibition by Russian documentary photographer, Sergey Ponomarev (b. 1980), comprising colour prints and digital media.

Syria: A Conflict Explored, IWM Museum, until 3 September. For more information:

1. Homs, Syria, 15 June 2014, Assad’s Syria (2013-2014). © Sergey Ponomarev for the New York Times.