Agents and Perspectives

When the civil war in Syria began in March 2011, Dona Abboud was studying typography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig. The social network Facebook became her most important connection to her family, friends and homeland. Personal and official news, joy and despair, everyday life and the exceptional situation of war all came together in the timelines. For her book Out of Syria, Inside Facebook, Abboud has compiled the pictures shared on Facebook by eleven Syrians with diverse biographies, fates and beliefs. A view at various filter bubbles reveals heterogeneous perspectives, contradictory truths and the multifaceted nature of real life on the ground.