The photos in Magnus Wennman’s series Where the Children Sleep show the individual suffering of the youngest refugees. The project recently won third place in the People/Stories division of the 2016 World Press Photo Contest.
Charlottesville, Virginia. A multi-month educational initiative featuring Swedish photographer Magnus Wennman’s World Press Photo Award Winning photo essay of Syrian refugee children “Where the Children Sleep” held its opening celebration on December 12th. The initiative, titled (W)HERE TO STAY?! explores the stories of displacement and belonging through exhibits, film screenings, & educational programming in the Charlottesville, Virginia, the U.S. community where white supremacists rallied in 2017, resulting in mass injury and fatalities. The initiative involves a broad consortium of local and international partners, including the Peace Appeal, UNHCR, The University of Virginia’s Humanitarian Collaborative and the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.