Ayman al Amiri
"I am inspired by events that have a profound effect on society, like explosions and their aftermath."
Ayman al Amiri is well known among young photographers and filmmakers in Baghdad for his poignant portraits and photojournalism. He was eight years old when the US invaded Iraq in 2003, and his photographs reflect daily life after the conflict. His work has appeared in various local and international publications, including the Welcome to Iraq exhibition catalogue published by the Ruya Foundation for Contemporary Culture in Iraq (RUYA) in 2013. Among other projects, he is currently working on a series about street workers in Baghdad.