By watching films while standing in a replicate Azraq Refugee Camp home, exhibit-goers will take a multi-sensory trip into the lives of the Syrian refugee youth who not only designed the surrounding home details but also created the films to challenge and improve understanding of what it means to grow up as a refugee.
Featuring: Vincent Tremeau
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in partnership with United Photo Industries
Kristen Mildren & Sarah Gilbertz
When I Grow Up documents the hopes of young people affected by humanitarian crises who are struggling to grow up in a world where their rights are regularly denied or abused.
Aged between 6-18 years old, the children and youths are photographed dressing up in the outfits of the adults they want to become. The photos highlight the vulnerability and also the great energy of today’s youth and how they can shape the future.
Vincent Tremeau, born in 1984, is a French photographer. After studying law, he carried out several missions as a humanitarian worker in crisis-affected countries. In 2014, Tremeau pursued his commitment to be an independent photographer and began documenting several humanitarian crises across Africa and Asia. He has worked with a range of United Nations and non-governmental organizations. His “What We Share” series, commissioned by OCHA in 2016, highlights solidarity between refugees and host families in Diffa, Niger.
The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is the United Nations entity responsible for coordinating emergency response efforts in times of conflict and natural disasters. With staff in offices in over 50 countries, we work to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises, and we advocate for effective and principled humanitarian action by all, for all.