Silver 2020 / Editorial / Conflict

The Zone

  • Photographer
    Thea Pedersen
  • Agency / Studio
    Thea Pedersen IVS
  • Prizes
    Silver in Editorial/Conflict

It was launched on October 9th 2019. As ‘Operation Peace Spring’ and with the goal of creating a 50 km. deep safety zone in the North East Syria between Turkey and the Kurdish self-autonomous area of Rojava. But with the abandonment of the American forces and the apathy of the West, the Turkey’s incursion instead left a belt of destruction, devastation and death. In two weeks more than 100.000 fled their homes and villages, soldiers and civilians became victims of claimed white phosphorous attacks while ISIS-prisoners escaped captivity leaving the region once again unstable and in uncertainty.

Previous long time staff reporter in Denmark and US-correspondent based in NYC. Since 2017 independent multimedia journalist based in Iraq reporting from various frontlines covering war and conflicts and the human consequences of the like in e.g. Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan for Danish and International media outlets.