Born in Syria, photographer Alaa Hassan moved out of Damascus is now based in New York since 2013. Alaa's first book " Cardboard Castle " will be released in January 2017. It is a documentation of Damascus from a...
Skills:Film Scanning, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premier, Black & White Printing
The booming construction sector sheltered some of the people who had lost their jobs in small businesses. But the dedicated Syrian workers, mainly day laborers, never obtained their most basic rights: They worked without benefits or unions, without monetary or legal protection, without regulations or safety procedures. Many of these workers were employed in construction building sanitary apartments that they, ironically, would never be able to afford. In the evenings they back to their own slapdash houses, the homes they had built in their “leisure time” during weekends and official holidays, without running water or septic systems.