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Warzone
2010

Warzone

Eddy van Wessel

IRAQ, AS SAMAWAH, DUTCH ARMY (Iraq, 2004)

In the course of his career Eddy van Wessel regularly visited Iraq. The first time was in 1995, when Saddam Hussein was still president. He was there again in 2003, when the Iraqi army was defeated by the Coalition troops. Van Wessel joined the soldiers in their march on Baghdad. In the same year Dutch troops were stationed in the south of Iraq, at As Samawah. In his series from As Samawah Van Wessel recorded the lives of the Dutch soldiers.

  • IRAQ, AS SAMAWAH, DUTCH ARMY (Iraq, 2004)

    In the course of his career Eddy van Wessel regularly visited Iraq. The first time was in 1995, when Saddam Hussein was still president. He was there again in 2003, when the Iraqi army was defeated by the Coalition troops. Van Wessel joined the soldiers in their march on Baghdad. In the same year Dutch troops were stationed in the south of Iraq, at As Samawah. In his series from As Samawah Van Wessel recorded the lives of the Dutch soldiers.

  • IRAQ, AS SAMAWAH, DUTCH ARMY (Iraq, 2004)

  • IRAQ, AS SAMAWAH, DUTCH ARMY (Iraq, 2004)

  • IRAQ, AS SAMAWAH, DUTCH ARMY (Iraq, 2004)

  • IRAQ, AS SAMAWAH, DUTCH ARMY (Iraq, 2004)

Biography

Eddy van Wessel (Netherlands, 1965) began his career as a commercial photographer, but quickly turned his attention to photojournalism. His work has taken him to diverse conflict and disaster zones. Van Wessel covered wars in Russia, former Yugoslavia, the Middle East, and did stories on drug use in Afghanistan, refugees in Bangladesh and the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami. His work shows how people seek to survive under the most extreme circumstances.

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