Panel - Photographing conflict and the cost of war
Photographers place themselves in difficult and dangerous positions to document conflict around the world. Hear from our panel as they discuss their experiences photographing conflict and what happens as these communities rebuild following conflict and trauma.
We will particularly look at Younes Mohammad’s exhibition documenting the sacrifices of Kurdish Peshmerga in the fight to put down ISIS through intimate portraits of wounded fighters and their families.
About the artists
Born 1968 in Dohuk, Younes Mohammad is a Kurdish photographer currently based out of Erbil. He works as a freelancer for newspapers and magazines. A refugee in Iran from 1974 to 1998, Younes couldn't pursue his life-long passion for photography until later in life.
He graduated with an MBA from the University of Tehran. Younes quit his management job in 2011 to start his journey as a photographer. His work has since been exhibited internationally and featured widely in publications, receiving multiple awards.
Matthew Carney is the Executive Producer at Foreign Correspondent. Formerly, he worked as the ABC's North Asia correspondent in Tokyo and China Correspondent based in Beijing. Previously he was a reporter at ABC's Four Corners program. He has spent decades as a reporter and producer in all forms of journalism, from all over the world.
Over his career, Carney has reported from some of the most dangerous and difficult locations including Iran, Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, West Bank and Gaza, Libya, East Timor, West Papua, North Korea, Sierra Leone, Burma, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. He has won 4 Walkley awards and was a finalist 14 times. He also won a Logie, as well as a host of international awards for his journalism.
Stephen Dupont is an Australian artist who works with photography and documentary film. He is mostly committed to long term personal projects. Born in Sydney in 1967, he grew up in the western suburbs and Southern Highlands under tough social conditions and displacement, with social worker parents, who were full-time carers of state wards. Stephen is recognised around the world for his concerned photography on the human condition, war and climate. His images have received international acclaim for their artistic integrity and valuable insight into the people, culture and communities that are fast disappearing from our world.
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