My Short-Term Memory

Ameen Abo Kaseem  |  The Arab Documentary Photography Program  |  2021  |  Syria
What are the effects of war on one’s memory? How far can they extend past the war? What are we capable of remembering post-trauma? As much as he tries, the photographer struggles to make a true connection with his surroundings; the city and its people. His memories from the war are foggy and he doubts their veracity. Are they real? Or is it his mind playing tricks on him? “My Short-Term Memory” is the photographer’s defense mechanism against post-war trauma, trying to make sense of his past, present and future.