A six-month UN refugee agency (UNHCR) mentorship programme is helping eight young refugees in New Delhi, India to become visual storytellers.
Abdul Bari Delawery wants to be a chronicler of the times. A student at Delhi University, he hopes to be a journalist one day and capture events with his camera.
Photography, he says, fascinated him even when he was a young boy living in Kabul.
Sediqa Rezaie came to India in 2018 from Afghanistan with her mother and four siblings.
Her pictures capture the many disparate aspects of home, from virtual chats with her father, to the aroma of bread baked by her mother, and sharing light moments with her siblings.
For Mursal Mohammadi, home is the peace that envelopes her when her mother braids her hair. “I feel the love and care in her hands and it makes me feel at home,” she says.
Mursal left Kabul and settled in India as a refugee in 2017. She feels empowered by the fact that she can now tell her own story.
Eighteen-year-old Wahidullah Faizi loves capturing the streets of Delhi on his camera. Long before he came to India in 2017, he had been taking photographs in Afghanistan, where he grew up.
“This project has helped me figure out what my home is”, he says. “It is my mother cooking food, and my siblings playing.”