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Eye Level in Iraq (6 Photos)

© Thorne Anderson

© Thorne Anderson

 “Thawra, Baghdad, Iraq,” April 18, 2003 © Thorne Anderson

American bombs first fell in Iraq on March 19, 2003.  Photojournalists Kael Alford and Thorne Anderson documented the impact and aftermath of the United State’s invasion. In an attempt to get closer to the daily realities of Iraqi citizens, Alford and Anderson worked outside the confines of the US military’s embedded journalist program. Civilians are the primary subject of their photographs, learning how the war and political and cultural shifts affected ordinary people. The subjects are approached from a more intimate point of view, one closer to “eye level.”  “Eye Level in Iraq: Photographs by photojournalists Kael Alford and Thorne Anderson” is currently on view through June 16, 2013 at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. Visit the de Young’s website for more information.

© Kael Alford

“Zafrania, Iraq,” April 26, 2003 © Kael Alford

© Kael Alford

“Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq,” July 30, 2004 © Kael Alford

© Kael Alford

“Fallujah, Iraq,” September 5, 2003 © Kael Alford

© Thorne Anderson

“Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq,” August 7, 2004 © Thorne Anderson

© Thorne Anderson

“Najaf, Iraq,” August 27, 2004 © Thorne Anderson

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