#Aftergram: War in Iraq

For a few weeks in 2004, I was in the thick of the heavist combat I saw during my year with the AP in Iraq, while covering the Battle of Najaf. This came long before iPhones and Instagram, and before most of what we call social media ever existed. I had been thinking about chronicling my…

Thanksgiving in Iraq, 2004

U.S. Army soldiers relax around a space heater with a bottle of sparkling fruit juice after a traditional dinner Thanksgiving dinner was delivered to their outpost in Mosul, Iraq Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004. I was covering the war in Iraq for the Associated Press at the time.

On this date: Ramadi, 2004

I kept friends and family up to date with a closed message board while I was photographing the war in Iraq for the Associated Press in 2004. Here is my entry from October 15, 2004, one day after I took the photo above: so i’m in anbar province, site of the most u.s. deaths outside…

Economic development, poverty, and inequality in Iraqi Kurdistan

Parts One and Two of Amy DiPierro’s series on economic development, poverty, and inequality in Iraqi Kurdistan. This show-length feature is prefaced by an interview in which DiPierro explains how she became interested in this story, the history of Iraqi Kurdistan, and the meaning of the word Kurdistan itself. The two segments featured in this…