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Invisible Children: Portraits of Young Refugees

The solo exhibition, Invisible Children at C. Grimaldis Gallery in Baltimore portrays young Syrian refugees on the streets of Beirut and third-generation Palestinian girls in refugee camps. Through a series of portraits, photographer, Rania Matar captures the eerie reality of life on the refugee camps of Bourj el-Barajneh. When Matar exhibits children adapting to their new environments by selling flowers or in tattered clothing; she comments on the subpar living conditions of theLebanon communities.

Courtesy Rania Matar via C. Grimaldis Gallery

Amal 9, Zahra 5 (girl in mirror), Beirut, 2014 Archival pigment print on Baryta paper 36.8 x 44 inches framed (93.5 x 111.8 cm)

Courtesy Rania Matar via C. Grimaldis Gallery

Mohammad 7, Assad 12, Beirut, 2014 Archival pigment print on Baryta paper 25.3 x 30 inches framed (64.3 x 76.2 cm)

Courtesy Rania Matar via C. Grimaldis Gallery

Samira 15, Bourj El Barajneh Refugee Camp, Beirut Lebanon, 2011 Archival pigment print on Baryta paper 36.8 x 44 inches framed

Courtesy Rania Matar via C. Grimaldis Gallery

Hassan 15, Beirut, 2014 Archival pigment print on Baryta paper 25.3 x 30 inches framed (64.3 x 76.2 cm)

Courtesy Rania Matar via C. Grimaldis Gallery

Alia 9, Bourj El Barajneh Refugee Camp, Beirut Lebanon, 2011 Archival pigment print on Baryta paper 44 x 36.8 inches framed (111.8 x 93.5 cm)

Courtesy Rania Matar via C. Grimaldis Gallery

Mohammad 12, Beirut, 2016 Archival pigment print on Baryta paper 30 x 25.3 inches framed (76.2 x 64.3 cm)