A Marine in Syria

Silhouettes of Beauty and Coexistence before the Devastation

Author (left) in a Syrian village in Homs countryside. This quiet Christian village would later be attacked by anti-government fighters.
Damascus is a modern, bustling city. Manfred Schweda/thisfabtrek.com
Nights full of parties and dancing in Syrian homes. Author is behind the camera quickly overcoming his prior false orientalist stereotypes.
The cross and the crescent side by side in the historic walled “old city” of Damascus.
Beauty amidst encroaching war: the sleepy village of Saidnaya sits at the edge of the now conflict-ridden Qalaman mountains
A destroyed icon from the village of Maaloula, after it was taken over by Western and Gulf backed rebel forces in 2013. Source: Antiochpatriarchate.org

Freelance writer: Middle East, Syria, Syrian Christians, U.S. Policy. Marine veteran, 5 years travel & study in Syria, Egypt

Freelance writer: Middle East, Syria, Syrian Christians, U.S. Policy. Marine veteran, 5 years travel & study in Syria, Egypt