A Handful of Dust: Syrian Refugees in Turkey

Nish Nalbandian

BOOK INFO
Paper over Board, 11 X 10 In. / 148 Pages / 60 Color Photographs
ISBN 9781942084488
List Price: $45.00

"In his debut monograph, Nalbandian weaves together harrowing images and powerful quotations." - Smithsonian Mag

“...a honest and uncensored testimony to the strength and vitality of the people living amidst cataclysmic turmoil, from fighters in the thick of the nation's ongoing civil war to everyday citizens trying to coexist with the nonstop violence." - Vice

“Despite all the guilt and all the horror, A Whole World Blind is at least in part a book about redemption. When people asked Nalbandian to tell their story—whether it was about a wedding or a funeral— he followed them and listened.” - Feature Shoot 

A Handful of Dust is an essential collection of reportage for those following the conflict in Syria and its impact on the rest of the world.

A Handful of Dust gives a glimpse into the approximately 3 million Syrians who have fled war in their home country and are living in Turkey. Nish has been following this story for several years, chronicling the circumstances of many whose lives have been upended and forced to flee. Most registered refugees don't live in camps, they live in Turkish towns and cities, alongside their new Turkish neighbors. While many refugees are very poor, and most find themselves in a precarious position, there are also working class, middle class, and wealthy Syrians who have made this exodus.

Nish Nalbandian has photographed in more than thirty-five countries worldwide in a variety of environments and continues to cover Syrian Refugee issues. Nalbandian's awards include First Prize for Conflict photography in the 2014 IPA, the Gold Medal for War Photography in the 2014 PX3, and many more.