Omar Imam (Damascus, Syria 1979 - )


Omar Imam is an Amsterdam-based, Syrian photographer and filmmaker. In his photographic works, Imam uses irony and a conceptual approach to respond to the violent situation in Syria, often publishing his work under a pseudonym. After leaving Damascus in late 2012, he began making fictional short films that often focus on the Syrian refugee experience. Individually and with NGOs, he has produced films, photographic projects, and workshops for Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

Work Selection

 Omar Imam - Untitled, 2018 [I am only a barber]

Untitled, 2018 [I am only a barber]