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There's no shortage of photographic documentation of the Syrian refugee crisis.Marta Bogdanska strives to create more of a dialogue with the viewer. In her solo show "Exilium," now up at Dar al-Mussawir, the Polish photographer has a created an interactive experience using images, personal accounts and a floor-mounted mapping design. Bogdanska, working with a grant from Germany's Heinrich Boll Foundation, toured Lebanon, photographing and interviewing more than 30 Syrians uprooted from their country by the civil war.In Bogdanska's photo of Ahmad Mahmoud, the 65-year-old can be seen looking off at an angle, with his hands lifting his shirt to reveal the mass of scars on his stomach.In his account Mahmoud recalls how he was standing outside his home when a shell exploded 15 meters away, riddling his stomach with shrapnel. Other photos present Bogdanska's subjects with an actual object.
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