Marking ten years since the start of the Iraq War 2003, a new photographic display by award-winning British war photographer Sean Smith will be unveiled at IWM North, part of Imperial War Museums, in Manchester.
Smith has documented the war in Iraq for The Guardian newspaper since 2003. The display will reveal previously unpublished photographs, on public display for the first time, alongside Smith’s better known images from The Guardian’s coverage from Iraq.
IWM North presents photographs by Smith taken before, during and after the Iraq War 2003. Two powerful, free displays – both inside and outside IWM North - focus on how war has shaped the lives of ordinary Iraqi people.
Smith’s photographs in this display reveal the collision of two worlds where local civilians and military personnel were forced to co-exist. The story of a complex relationship between military and civilian communities - sometimes touching, sometimes tragic - is told through Smith’s own words and images.