Road to Damascus

PhotographerHashem Rifai
Entry Description

The rare view of this vantage point on Mount Kassouin in Damascus, Syria shows a young man overlooking the oldest inhabited city in the world. The vastness of the landscape is depicted and the cluttered organization is testament to its deep-rooted history. What looks so serene to an onlooker perched on top of the mountain is deceiving by what he or she will encounter below. The very emotions brought about by this photograph.