Map of Displacement – Metrography

In this year long project, photographers from Iraq’s first photo agency, Metrography, document the lives of Iraqis displaced by the war with Isis. The photographers themselves have all been refugees in the past so they bring deep insight into the subject. I was lucky enough to work with Hawre Khalid and Rawsht Twana on three stories for the project: The Orphans of Alqosh (Al Jazeera Magazine), Standed Lives (Newsweek Japan, Corriere Della Serra) and Shaqluja. View the whole website here.

Iraq’s female cycling champions continue to ride their own race – The Independent on Sunday New Review Magazine

Iraq’s female cycling champions training in Sulaimaniyah. I followed the team for a year and found out how they balance family expectations with being top athletes in a country at war. Iraq also has some of the most dangerous roads in the world and no cycling infrastructure. Women are generally not encouraged to take part in sports outside the home. Read story here.