An exhibition based on a book project

In every war it is the children who bear the consequences. How do they survive a childhood in war? How does the help they experience shape them? Award-winning photographer Dominic Nahr and journalist Anna Mayumi Kerber have met survivors of the most devastating conflicts of the past 100 years around the world. Dominic Nahr documented ten historical witnesses, one for each decade – and a baby, a new life and symbol of hope for the new century. All witnesses have lived in different places at different times. And yet these 11 people have at least two things in common. They survived a war as a child. And they were helped by Save the Children.

Discover impressive stories of how children survive war.

About Save the Children

As leading independent children’s rights organisation, Save the Children has been working specifically for the rights of children since 1919. In Switzerland and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children’s unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.

ABOUT Dominic Nahr

Award-winning Swiss photographer Dominic Nahr grew up in Hong Kong and lived in East Africa for a long time. For more than ten years, the Leica ambassador has been reporting from armed conflicts and wars around the world. His reportages have been published in international magazines such as Time Magazine, The New Yorker, DIE ZEIT or Stern. Dominic Nahr observes people with deep empathy, his visual language goes beyond documenting atrocities and catastrophes.

After talking to them, one thing that became very clear to me. Being a child in war is always the same, no matter where you grow up.

Dominic Nahr
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