Forced From Home
       
     
 Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     
 Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     
 Zaatari Syrian Refugee Camp // April 2016
       
     
 Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     
 Zaatari Syrian Refugee Camp // April 2016
       
     
 Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     
 Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     
 The Hasansham Camp for the Internally Displaced Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     
 Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     
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 Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     
 Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     
 Zaatari Syrian Refugee Camp // April 2016
       
     
 Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     
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 Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     
 Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     
 Al Mafraq Tent Camp // May 2016
       
     
 Zaatari Syrian Refugee Camp // April 2016
       
     
 Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     
 Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     
 Al Mafraq Tent Camp // May 2016
       
     
 Zaatari Syrian Refugee Camp // April 2016
       
     
 Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     
 Mosul, Iraq // June 2017
       
     
 Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     
 Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     
 Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     
 Zaatari Syrian Refugee Camp // April 2016
       
     
 Zaatari Syrian Refugee Camp // April 2016
       
     
 Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     
 Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     
 Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     
 Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     
 Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     
 Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     
 Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     
 Zaatari Syrian Refugee Camp // April 2016
       
     
 Mafraq Tent Camp // May 2016
       
     
 Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     
Forced From Home
       
     
Forced From Home

By definition, a refugee is someone who has been forced to flee their home, often, but not always due to “conflict.” But the word conflict is too contained a word for the reality of those fleeing war and persecution. Refugees leave the place they call home not because they want to but because, like each of us, they desire security and a chance to build a life for themselves and family.

Over the course of the past several years I’ve had the privilege of working within refugee and IDP (internally displaced) communities. I did not anticipate human displacement to become an ongoing focus but I find it is something once witnessed impossible to turn from.

Perhaps it is the pure humanity of it all.

We all want to be safe. But many have never been in a situation where that is in question let alone an existence defined by fear and uncertainty. Being on the ground, witnessing people fleeing and listening to the stories of those displaced makes something once abstract both real and visceral.

As a photographer the hope is always that images might impart a semblance of this feeling on you, cause you to pause and reconsider what you believe.

Mosul, Iraq // May 2017

 Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     

Mosul, Iraq // May 2017

 Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     

Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017

 Zaatari Syrian Refugee Camp // April 2016
       
     

Zaatari Syrian Refugee Camp // April 2016

 Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     

Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017

 Zaatari Syrian Refugee Camp // April 2016
       
     

Zaatari Syrian Refugee Camp // April 2016

 Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     

Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017

 Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     

Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017

 The Hasansham Camp for the Internally Displaced Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     

The Hasansham Camp for the Internally Displaced
Mosul, Iraq // May 2017

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Mosul, Iraq // May 2017

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Mosul, Iraq // May 2017

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Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017

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Mosul, Iraq // May 2017

 Zaatari Syrian Refugee Camp // April 2016
       
     

Zaatari Syrian Refugee Camp // April 2016

 Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     

Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017

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Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017

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Mosul, Iraq // May 2017

 Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     

Mosul, Iraq // May 2017

 Al Mafraq Tent Camp // May 2016
       
     

Al Mafraq Tent Camp // May 2016

 Zaatari Syrian Refugee Camp // April 2016
       
     

Zaatari Syrian Refugee Camp // April 2016

 Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     

Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017

 Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     

Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017

 Al Mafraq Tent Camp // May 2016
       
     

Al Mafraq Tent Camp // May 2016

 Zaatari Syrian Refugee Camp // April 2016
       
     

Zaatari Syrian Refugee Camp // April 2016

 Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     

Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017

 Mosul, Iraq // June 2017
       
     

Mosul, Iraq // June 2017

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Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017

 Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     

Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017

 Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     

Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017

 Zaatari Syrian Refugee Camp // April 2016
       
     

Zaatari Syrian Refugee Camp // April 2016

 Zaatari Syrian Refugee Camp // April 2016
       
     

Zaatari Syrian Refugee Camp // April 2016

 Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     

Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017

 Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     

Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017

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Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017

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Mosul, Iraq // May 2017

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Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017

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Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017

 Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     

Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017

 Zaatari Syrian Refugee Camp // April 2016
       
     

Zaatari Syrian Refugee Camp // April 2016

 Mafraq Tent Camp // May 2016
       
     

Mafraq Tent Camp // May 2016

 Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017
       
     

Hasansham IDP Camp // Mosul, Iraq // May 2017