Mosul's Pariah / 2018

Today one Iraq's most destitute and marginalised populations, relatives of IS members find hardship and unexpected support in Mosul, one year after the liberation of the jihadist group’s former “capital” in Iraq.

/To shoot these portraits of relatives of ISIS militants, I spent several days in the poverty-stricken neighbourhood of Hayy al-Tanaq in West Mosul to establish trust and respect with these families. I wanted to capture them both in ?? and ??. Today one Iraq's most destitute and marginalised populations, these families have found hardship and unexpected support in Mosul, one year after the liberation of the jihadist group's former "capital" in Iraq.

You can read their story in French and English on the website of Middle East Eye.


Maha, wife of a deceased IS militant, with her five daughters and one of her sons on the only piece of furniture left in their looted house, a sofa provided by their neighbours.

C. A'aisha, mère d'un combattant de l'OEI (1).jpg
B. Suha, femme d'un combattant de l'OEI (1).jpg
D. Abtisam, mère d'un combattant de l'OEI (3).jpg
A. Maha, femme d'un combattant de l'OEI (5).jpg
B. Suha, femme d'un combattant de l'OEI (2).jpg