The Soul of Aleppo

In the wake of an atrocity, we revisit Michiel de Lange’s portraits of Aleppo, taken in a time of peace and originally published here in 2010. Of the images in this collection, there’s a single concrete location that we can compare to photos from today. Ummayad Mosque, a World Heritage Site, with its minaret dating to the 11th century, is almost completely destroyed.

Michiel de Lange‘s work is regularly featured in renowned international photography publications and on a variety of leading art and photography websites. Between travel photography shoots and his “day job” as a practicing architect, he also dabbles in artistic photography projects to challenge convention and continually explore new and different approaches to photographic expression and digital manipulation techniques.