Born in Homs, Syria, in 1976; Muzaffar Salman obtained his diploma in photography from the International Specialist Centre in Homs, and a certificate of experience in monument restoration from the University of Warsaw, in 2003. He published his photography book, My Fingers Point Only at Butterflies, in 2010. In 2011-2012, Salman won several awards while working as a photographer for the Associated Press. In 2013, he worked for Reuters. He held solo exhibitions in Damascus, Copenhagen, and Paris; and his work focuses on capturing scenes from the daily suffering of the Syrian people in highly aesthetic photographs.