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Monday, January 25, 2016
'Map of Displacement: Iraqi Exiles Tell Their Own Story' at the British Journal of Photography
Monday, January 25, 2016 by londoncitynights
My article on Map of Displacement at the British Journal of Photography:
To Western eyes, Iraq is a nightmarish hurricane of blood, bullets and bombs. We see it through the lens of a news media that still uses the motto “if it bleeds, it leads”. Editors salivate at shots of mutilated corpses, masked men committing horrific acts of violence and apocalyptic threats about the end of civilisation.
Yet amidst this carnage there’s a story going untold, one that could have broader consequences on the world than these acts of violence. It’s a tale of mass population displacement, of how conflict percolates into everyday life, of the consequences and reverberations beyond the news headlines.Full article at BJP-Online here. Tags: British Journal of Photography , iraq , photography