Photographers place themselves in difficult and dangerous positions to document conflict around the world.
Hear from our panel as they discuss their experiences photographing conflict and what happens as these communities rebuild following conflict and trauma.
We will particularly look at Younes Mohammad’s exhibition documenting the sacrifices of Kurdish Peshmerga in the fight to put down ISIS through intimate portraits of wounded fighters and their families.
Born 1968 in Dohuk, Younes Mohammad is a Kurdish photographer currently based out of Erbil. He works as a freelancer for newspapers and magazines. A refugee in Iran from 1974 to 1998, Younes couldn't pursue his life-long passion for photography until later in life.
He graduated with an MBA from the University of Tehran. Younes quit his management job in 2011 to start his journey as a photographer. His work has since been exhibited internationally and featured widely in publications, receiving multiple awards.
Paula Bronstein is an American photojournalist who has been the recipient of numerous awards throughout her long career that spans over three decades. Her expertise is documenting humanity and bringing awareness to issues throughout the world, focusing on many conflict regions. She is the author of the internationally acclaimed photo book “Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear.” Paula worked as a staff photographer for a variety of American newspapers for 15 years before moving to the Asian region in the late ’90s and working with Getty Images as senior staff photographer from 2002-2013. Currently working freelance, Paula’s work has been published globally and exhibited in numerous countries.