Children of Za'atari

Za'atari is a refugee camp in Jordan which is now turning little by little into a perpetual home for thousands of people. It is one of the biggest refuĀ­gee camps in the world and one of the biggest cities in Jordan. Exclusively Syrian People are moving towards Jordan to flee the war in Syria, which led to one of the biggest refugee crisis.

As 55,9 % of the inhabitants of Za'atari are under 18 years old (according to the UNHCR), the visual reader is dealing with the photojournalistic representation of children in the Za'atari Refugee Camp in Jordan. Therefor it is setting the "Za'atari Project" made by NOOR into context to underline the importance of photojournalism in this area. The second part introduces the NOOR project and the four photographers being involved and following it up with a stylistic and thematic comparison of the photographers work in Za'atari.

The aim is to show the value of photojournalism in critical zones, while at the same time questioning the stereotypical representation of children in such areas.

Design Academy Eindhoven
Master Information Design
Tutor: Delphine Bedel
In collaboration with NOOR images
Group work with: Wibke Bramesfeld