Anne Ackermann. After over two decades of chaos, conflict and violence more than 1. Somalia to them is no longer a physical country but rather a diaspora of Somalis and their culture. Everything is temporary for a refugee awaiting resettlement in the US or Europe, eager to leave Africa once and for all.
Behind Veils and Walls - Women in Little Mogadishu
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Somalia often conjures up images of violence and destruction but a photography exhibition in the capital, Mogadishu, sets out not only to challenge that perception but also to recast who is defining those images in the first place, as the BBC's Mary Harper reports. On a big white wall in a hotel compound hangs a series of calm, intimate portraits by two female Somali photographers. She says that when she is filming on the streets, men often shout at her, telling her she should be indoors rather than embarrassing herself in public. She says that photography in Somalia is considered a man's trade "especially when it comes to street photography. Women are not expected to be outside documenting day-to-day life, in a place where most people are still busy simply surviving".
By Guled Mohamed. He moved to Mogadishu in mid Guled Mohamed and his wife Anisa arrive for their wedding reception in a Baidoa hotel, southern Somalia, January 18, Mohamed was forced to cancel the nuptials at the eleventh hour when Ethiopian and Somali government forces in Baidoa began their long-expected war with Islamists in Mogadishu.
F atima Osman Bulle lives in an internally displaced ppeople's camp in Mogadishu. Her makeshift house consists of cloths and sticks and has no running water, electricity or toilet. She and her husband, seven children and three relatives are crammed into one room.