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Rukban Sandstorm I (Left)


Rukban Sandstorm II (Right)


Mixed Media

These images are taken from a project series on Rukban, a refugee camp in a demilitarised wilderness that is ‘home’ to the largest encampment of displaced Syrian people in the Arab World. The camp is positioned in a triangle of desert on the borders of Jordan, Syria and Iraq. The intention of the project is to help draw attention to the plight of the people who live in Rukban, who feel trapped and abandoned by the international community. They are denied passage to safety, and are fearful of returning to their old homes in Syria, to face possible repression, starvation and death.


Ken Clarry lives in the UK and has worked in advertising and public relations for over thirty years as a graphic designer, illustrator and photographer. He studied art and landscape photography at the London School of Art, Architecture and Design, and, at the University of Westminster where he obtained distinction. In 2020 he was awarded a Doctorate at the University of Brighton for art practice research into the Spectre of Violence in Contemporary Art Practice and a Fellowship followed to study the environmental impact of conflict and war. His images have been widely exhibited in the UK and Europe. Current projects include: Changing landscape – Moving lives: migration, refugees and displacement.


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