2018 / Editorial / Conflict

Refugee of West Mosul

  • Photographer
    Lorenzo Tugnoli
  • Agency / Studio
  • Prizes
    Silver in Editorial/Conflict

From February to July 2017 Iraqi forces supported by a US-led coalition have been fighting in West Mosul. The months of arduous street-fighting to regain control of the final part of Iraq’s second largest city from Islamic State pushed more than half a million civilians to leave their homes. The final part of the campaign took place in densely populated areas and hundred of thousands of people remained trapped with no access to water and food. Entire families walked through the frontline to reach safety. They were emerging from the city wounded and malnourished after months lived under siege.

Lorenzo Tugnoli (b. 1979, Italy) is a photographer based in Beirut. His work has been published by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, Newsweek, Time Magazine, Wired, Financial Times, The New Republic, The Atlantic, Der Spiegel, LFI - Leica Fotografie International. He is a regular contributor of the The Washington Post. In 2014 he published The Little Book of Kabul, a book project that depicts a portraif of Kabul through the daily life of a number of artists who live in the city, in collaboration with writer Francesca Recchia. Lorenzo is represented by Contrasto.