Conflict & Justice

A Ballet School Still Open Despite Violence in Syria

Emma LeBlanc is a 25-year-old Rhodes Scholar from New Hampshire, studying anthropology at Oxford University.

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She has spent much of the past five years in Syria, documenting life there with a camera.

LeBlanc took photographs of young ballerinas at a dance school in a suburb of Damascus, as a way to show daily life routines during times of conflict. Her collection of "Ballet Girls" photographs is on view at LeBlanc's old high school in Manchester, New Hampshire.