I read this interview with the photographer Giles Duley. His life and work are both very inspiring.
His project on raising awareness about the refugee crisis gave me a new perspective about war.
In the interview, he says:
At school you learn the dates of wars, the names of generals, the number of casualties, but nobody talks about the consequences. So as well as using photographs I wanted to work with poets and musicians and to go into schools and to raise awareness and maybe, by just one degree, to change the way we speak about conflict.
To me, this means that maybe by teaching the story of those who suffer the consequences of wars we could end them.
Because who would want to go to war once knowing the most likely suffering he will endure and cause?
After seeing the face and knowing the story of those who suffer the consequences of war, who would want to be responsible for such amount of pain?