During our 2 week Photographic Mission in Iraqi Kurdistan for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), our perception of the most influential and mediatised conflict around has completely evolved.

This evolution was led by encounters, encounters of people suffering from this conflict, from what they saw, from those they lost, from the consequences world decisions have had on their lives.

These stories are disseminated in the big picture; but these small stories are what make a war, they are the representation of the hardness of life and human kind; they are the ones who make this so significant.

They are the pawns of a never-ending war.

“What has happened to Humanity? All of us are trying to reach the same place, why does the route we take matter?”

Iraqi Kurdistan, January 2016