They are the poets, artists, architects and creatives of Yemen. They are its mothers, fathers, children and elders.

They are human beings entrapped in a devastating war.

Nevertheless and in the midst of all the destruction, their voices are still clear, resilient, powerful and evident in their art. 

Whether it is through film, photography, writing or other forms of art, Yemeni artists are sharing their stories.

And in the month that marks two years since the beginning of the war in Yemen, it is important to remember them and see Yemen through their eyes.

The Melody of our Alienation

In 2014, the Support Yemen Organization released an award winning video titled 'The Melody of our Alienation'.

The video is a heartwarming tribute to the Capital of Yemen, Sana'a, and has won the people's choice award at the 2015 Musicbed Filmfest.

In it, the poems of Yemeni poet Abdulaziz Al Maqalah are recited as visuals take viewers on a journey through a captivating city, reminding them of its beauty and resilience. 

Everyday Yemen

'Everyday Yemen' is a Facebook page where street photographer Thana Faroq shares images that capture daily life in Yemen.

Faroq uses her photography to tell captivating stories of courage, survival, love and resilience.

In a description on her page, she writes

'I created this page in an attempt to provide a different perspective of this country. This is our everyday life - the beautiful and the painfully honest, the simple and the filled with energy & passion'.

Her Facebook page is a vibrant, beautiful tribute to Yemen and its people.


In 2015 Yemeni graffiti artist Murad Subay launched the fifth campaign of his career under the name, 'Ruins'.

His art is moving and depicts the plight of Yemen's people.

Subay has faced many struggles while producing his art due to the conflicts taking place in the country. 

 In an interview with ABC News he says: 

'In war, all voices are voices of hatred and destruction. What we do is show that there are other voices people can listen to. In times of war, even the smallest voices may save lives. Yemenis are in need of every voice in the world to push for stopping the war. The worst thing in war is when hope is lost. I personally also paint to protect myself from becoming hopeless.'