1991 Photo Contest, General News, Honorable mention

Samer Mohdad

Agence Vu

01 January, 1990

Original caption from World Press Photo (1991)

A boy refuses to have a shower in a Lebanese camp for the education and military training of 5 to 17-year-old destitute children.

The Syrian Social Nationalist Party takes charge of the children and submits them to tough discipline in mountain camps near the Syrian border. There is never any doubt about who has the last word; the children's fate is in the trainer's hands.


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About the photographer

Samer Mohdad

Pioneer photographer, initiator of the Arab Images concept, expert in creative media and visual communication, Samer Mohdad was born in Bzebdine, Lebanon, in 1964. Following his...

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