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The Memory Project: Portraits of Syria

By Ann Marie Swan
Photos by Janine Frazee


Salida High School student Madelyn Townsend, 17, with her portrait done for a Syrian girl named Asma, 11.

In late spring, my 15-year-old daughter, Ella, sat at our kitchen table, drawing a portrait of a 10-year-old Syrian girl from a photo. Then she erased away hours of her work. “Her eyes,” Ella said, and gently blew the debris from the page. “I just can’t get her eyes right.”