In many of the works of photographer Muzaffar Salman, art is intertwined with journalism and the representation of society.
Salman was born in Homs in 1976 and obtained a diploma in photography from the International Specialist Centre in his home city in 2003. Influenced by his father's interest in photography, Salman began his career in photography at an early age after his father's death and worked for the Al-Watan newspaper until the start of the uprising. Between 2011 and 2013, before moving to France, he freelanced for the Associated Press and Reuters.
In addition to their journalistic value, Salman's photograph embodies a high artistic sensitivity that is dominated by special moments of contemplation and representation of human depth more than the outward form, despite the chaos and turmoil that sometimes appear in the photographic environment.
Salman published his photography book, My Fingers Point Only at Butterflies, in 2011. He has shown his work at solo and group exhibitions in Syria, France, America, Denmark, Germany, and Canada, and has participated in talks about his work at prominent venues such as the Pompidou Centre in Paris. His work has been acquired by private and public collections such as the British Museum.