A child shielding its eyes from a sand storm on the road into the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, Iraq. Captured in October 2018.
I shot this photo out of a driving car while we entered Kirkuk during a furious sand storm. It captures the gloomy mood in a city that had been ravaged by war for several years. After the Kurdish independence referendum of 2017, the Iraqi army recaptured the city from the Kurds with the help of Iran-backed Shia militias of the Hashd al-Shaabi. Until this day, the city is controlled by the Shia militias and the security situation remains unstable. During the two days I stayed in Kirkuk, two car bombs were detonated in the city centre by the so-called Islamic State terrorist group.
This photograph will be printed on highest quality Giclée Fine Art paper (Hahnemühle Pearl) by my trusted printing company based in London. The chosen paper creates really natural black and white images and offers vibrant colour reproduction and great detail. The paper is resin coated with a fibrous feel. The satin finish of the resin coating gives depth to the image which combined with the texture and vibrant colour reproduction gives the image the feel of an oil painting. It is one of the most suitable Fine Art papers for mounting.
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