The Caesar Exhibit

Caesar (a pseudonym) was a Syrian military photographer conscripted by the Assad regime to take pictures of civilians who died in military detention. In early 2011, he began to notice that these civilian deaths were a result of brutal torture and systematic mass murder by the Assad regime, and he started to smuggle the photographic evidence onto a flash drive. Eventually, his life became too endangered and he fled Syria with the flash drive in his sock. Caesar now lives in hiding outside of Syria, but his over 55,000 photographs have shocked the world.

The photos, known as the Caesar File, depict men, women, children and elderly that were brutally tortured and killed by the Assad Regime. As custodians of the Caesar File, SETF works to expose the Assad regime’s flagrant human rights violations by continuing to identify victims, witnesses, and evidence that support cases against the regime in countries where prosecution efforts are possible

List of places that have hosted exhibits:

  • Harvard Law School
  • Princeton University
  • Yale University
  • Georgetown University
  • Colgate University
  • Seton Hall University
  • Clinton School of Public Service
  • Sewanee University
  • Leiden University in The Hague
  • Marquette University
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (upcoming)
  • United States Congress
  • United Nations headquarters
  • EU Parliament
  • Canadian Parliament
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • UK Parliament
  • MAXXI Museum (Rome)
  • Former prison in Norway
  • Sciences Po Paris
  • UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)

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