15 x 10 cm
EV of 21
I went to Syria in December 2009, two years before the start of the civil war. I took this picture on Christmas Day 2009, in a village between Latakia and Aleppo.The Syrian conflict is a tragedy of civil war, torture, human rights violations and humanitarian disaster.
The stamp has a symbolic meaning, while the number 73 refers to the estimated number of dead in this civil war (73,000 was UN estimate when I printed the image). March 15, 2011 marks the beginning of the war. The perforations on the stamp suggest the crenelated walls on the stunning citadels that date back to the medieval period.