Despite their traumatic history, Iraqis are finding individual and civic solutions to their country’s political failures.
- Julie David de Lossy
Crisis Group photographer Julie David de Lossy visited Baghdad in October-November 2018 and returned with portraits of its people’s search for normalcy.
Iraq has endured decades of sanctions, war, invasion, regime change and dysfunctional government.
These span Saddam Hussein’s dictatorship, a devastating eight-year war with Iran in the 1980s and crippling UN sanctions throughout the 1990s.
Those difficult years gave way to the traumas of the 2003 U.S.-led invasion and its…