Remember them all: A portrait of Aya

Our small nonprofit, the Memory Project, has been organizing high school art students to create portraits for children in vulnerable situations for a dozen years. The Memory Project gathers photos of children and sends them to art students in US high schools who study the photos to create drawings and paintings which are then delivered, as finished portraits, to the children as gifts. Since the project began in 2004, participating art students have created more than 100,000 portraits for children from 43 countries. I live and breathe this work, but never, ever, have I felt as motivated as I did…

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by · Friday, 24 March 2017 · Syria