Sari Omer is a Sudanese photographer based in Khartoum. He was born in 1981 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, before returning to Sudan for his schooling. After graduating in Fine and Applied Arts from Sudan University of Science and Technology, Omer worked with NGOs such as Oxfam and the Sudanese Youth Union.
Omar’s photographs capture everyday life in the Sudan. ‘I want to display’, he says, ‘the beauty and complexity of my homeland to the world’. Between 2013 and 2019, he visited every camp for internally displaced persons in Darfur and Sudan to document the plight of refugees in the region. His work has also explored women’s rights and the issue of female genital mutilation in Khartoum; and he has depicted human rights activism in Sudan for the UN. One of the most respected and admired photojournalists in the country, Omar is one of the founders of the Sudanese Photographers’ Group. He is now the official photographer of the Sudanese prime minister.
The following images are snapshots of the lives of displaced people in Darfur and Sudan. You can see more of his images on Instagram