Posts Tagged ‘ISIS’

Alex Potter Wins First $10K James W. Foley Fellowship

Posted by on Tuesday December 19, 2017 | Photojournalism

Photographer Alex Potter (right) has won the inaugural James W. Foley Fellowship for young journalists, fellowship administrator The GroundTruth Project announced last week. Potter will use the $10,000 fellowship to pursue a project about the effects of conflict on children in the Middle East. “I am delighted that she will be continuing Jim’s legacy of... More

Photographer Kamaran Najm’s Friends Break Silence on His 2014 Kidnapping

Posted by on Tuesday November 14, 2017 | Photojournalism

Iraqi Kurdish photographer Kamaran Najm in December 2011. Photo © Sebastian Meyer
Iraqi Kurdish photographer, Kamaran Najm, on a walk in the mountains that make up the border between Iraq and Iran on December 6, 2011. Photo © Sebastian Meyer

Three years after photojournalist Kamaran Najm, co-founder of the Iraqi photo agency Metrography, was kidnapped in Iraq, his friends and colleagues have ended their media blackout and released information on his disappearance. Kamaran was abducted by ISIS militants on June 12, 2014, shortly after he was wounded while covering the fighting between ISIS and Kurdish... More