The Syrian War as Told Through the Photographer’s Eyes

Seven years ago, during the Arab spring, the people of Syria peacefully protested the government of President Bashar al-Assad and asked for democratic reforms. Assad responded to the protests with violence, triggering a brutal civil war that continues today...

Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri Forced to Step Down

Last week, in a state visit to Saudi Arabia, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri was reportedly forced to resign by Saudi leaders. Hariri, who has led the Middle-Eastern country since December 2016 (and previously served in the same capacity from 2009-20...

Brandau’s First Hand Look at Syrian Refugees

For the past week, Fresno city councilman Steve Brandau went around the world to get a first hand look at how Syrian refugees are coping. With 11 members of his Northwest Church, the group traveled to Lebano...