Syria in Transit. Photo by Kemal Vural Tarlan Syria in Transit Syria in Transit is an exhibition created by British producer Jon Davis and Turkish photographer Kemal Vural Tarlan, revealing through photography, sound and video, the hope and desperation of the lives lived in transit, capturing the stories of Syrians remaining on the edge of war in Turkey and those attempting the dangerous journey across Europe to the UK. Kemal Vural Tarlan, a social documentary photographer and co-founder of Kirkayak Arts Centre in Gaziantep, Turkey, highlights the limbo-like state of becoming a refugee and states that the photos in Syria in Transit portray this moment. On his essay regarding the project, Tarlan notes: These people, whose hearts are in Aleppo and Damascus but physically somewhere else, live very near us. It takes just one step to reach out and touch a wounded heart, just one step away to fall into a refugee’s dream. It shouldn’t be forgotten that “being an asylum-seeker or a refugee” is a universal human right. Syria in Transit. Photo by Kemal Vural Tarlan Jon Davis, Producer at LIFT in London, UK, adds that the photos and stories in this exhibition aim to capture this process of transit, the frenzied border crossings and the stationary paralysis. The images of coffee and cigarettes, of bare rooms and tired faces all tell the stories of those who have suffered and who have had to ‘settle in to transit’. Syria in Transit. Photo by Kemal Vural Tarlan You can learn more about the Syria in Transit exhibition, read essays and see more photographs on the project’s website.