Considering Art Podcast – Sara Shamma, Syrian portrait painter

In our latest podcast episode, Syrian portrait artist Sara Shamma talks about how she incorporates the subconscious into her works, how she was forced to leave her country and how a deep sense of humanity pervades her pictures.

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Sara Shamma – Modern Slavery

When Syrian artist Sara Shamma heard eyewitness reports of Yazidi women and girls being paraded on a platform by their Isis kidnappers in a modern slave market on the Iraqi/Syrian border before hundreds of glowering men, and then sold to the highest bidder, she was naturally shocked. Their prices, she discovered, were even advertised on the internet – the youngest being the most expensive.

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