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Bassel Tawil from Syria

September 12, 2015 | 4:01 PM GMT
When his hometown of Homs came under siege, Bassel Tawil picked up a camera and photographed the Syrian war. His work has been published by Agence France-Presse, Getty, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek and other media outlets. When he tried to leave Homs, he was detained and beaten for 10 days. He eventually escaped to Lebanon and then fled to France. He a founding member of Lens of a Young Homsi, a photography collective that continues to document the destruction of Homs.