Baghdad Through The Eyes Of A Photographer

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

It’s fair to say that not many journalists know more about what life is like in Iraq more than Paulien Bakker, who has traveled to the country 15 times during the last few years to cover the country’s recent tumultuous past, as well as to document the everyday lives of the Iraqis living there.

Her fascinating video short, “Hello Baghdad,” is a selection of narrative stories from Iraqis living in Baghdad far outside the constraints of the protected Green Zone. Paulien followed them in their lives during the last few years (2011-2014), and documented them via photography to help tell a story not often heard outside of the country.

To read the full photo essay, check out Bakker’s blog at Tumbler here.


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