Alaa "Sheikh" Hassan is a Syrian/American artist and documentarian. He left Syria in 2013 to New York and has recently settled in Berlin. Alaa started his photography work in 2006 and later developed an interest in filmmaking and...
Covering:Europe,Middle East,USA & Canada
Skills:Film Scanning, 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.