Ghaith Abdul-Ahad

The Arab Documentary Photography Program - 2021
Ghaith Abdul-Ahad is a photographer and journalist from Iraq. He studied architecture at the University of Baghdad and began practicing street photography in 2001 in the city. After the 2003 invasion of Iraq, he became a freelance photographer and since then, he has published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, the Times and has reported for The Guardian and The Washington Post from his native Iraq, as well as from Somalia, Sudan, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria. He has received numerous awards for his work, such as the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism, the James Cameron Memorial Trust Award, the British Press Awards’ Foreign Reporter of the Year and the Orwell Prize.