My Story

My Story, through the world of light

I was overjoyed when my uncle handed me a Kodak Camera and said: “This is yours now.” I was seven in 1985, but my joy exceeded the joy of Armstrong when he walked the first steps of humanity on the moon. At that moment I owned what created joy and meaning in all my life. Starting that day, I spiritually moved through the years and felt blessed every time I looked through the glass lens of my camera. It was a piece of crystal, which transferred with transparency the beauty of a country I lived through, the beauty of the most ancient nations of the world – Syria – where everything started.

Before 2011 and continually; I was traveling all around Syria capturing beauty from all of its countrysides and its cities with no boredom, there was nothing could hit me with boredom in all the charm of Syria, especially for explorer photographer like me. Then I stopped photographing, but the smiling faces of Syrian refugees children in Jordan and Turkey.

Nowadays; and starting with 2014 I went back to my hobby so my first pleasure, while I’m taking photos capturing the beauty of Germany, and feel like am thanking the Germans for welcoming me, while my home and its neighbors have rejected me.

I’m an artist uses Nikon DSLR and smartphone to express my passion for light and color through photography.

Mark Zuckerberg promotes new global thinking

at my birthday Mark Zuckergerg published a 6000 word letter when he mentioned my activities and wrote:

“The most successful physical communities have engaged leaders, and we’ve seen the same with online groups as well. In Berlin, a man named Monis Bukhari runs a group where he personally helps refugees find homes and jobs. Today, Facebook’s tools for group admins are relatively simple. We plan to build more tools to empower community leaders like Monis to run and grow their groups the way they’d like, similar to what we’ve done with Pages.”

You can read the whole letter by clicking here

And a report in german by clicking here

Then Facebook made this short video about my story


UNISCO, Charta der Vielfalt, re:publica, NDI, bpb, IWPR, RSF, WDR, SWR, DW.

Personal Information

Born in Damascus, Syria, in 1978, Study art and filmmaking, Cinematography so photography.

With a strong background in promotion and communications and journalism and social media, my passion is inspiring motivated people to Live, Work & Connect.

Studied, practiced, taught, and written about the art and science of intentional networking and cultivating powerful conversations, connections, and business referrals and history science for more than 15 years.