How One Man Captured the Horrors of ISIS
Photographer Moises Saman discusses the decade and a half he's spent reporting in the Middle East.
In 2010, after eight years photographing in Iraq and other parts of the Middle East, Moises Saman, a Spanish and American photographer, was ready for something new. But then a street vendor in Tunisia lit himself on fire and set off a wave of protests that would become known as the Arab Spring.
As the demonstrations spread, Saman found himself in Libya, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, and Iraq. The risks of photographing in conflict zones never seemed to deter him, even after he was imprisoned in Abu Ghraib prison for a week in 2003, and, later, survived a 2014 helicopter crash in Iraq.
Saman’s latest work covers what's now the biggest story in the region: the Islamic State and the humanitarian crisis that