Mike Moore & Lee Craker: Iraq In Perspective at The Imperial War Museum

Published July 31st, 2013

Images documenting the complex nature of modern conflict, by a British photojournalist and the United States Command Photographer in Iraq from 2008 to 2011.

I spent 3 years in Iraq, from Nov 23, 2008 to Aug 12, 2011, close to 1000 days. During the time I spent there I created a project I called "Warrior Portraits". Photographs of men and women serving in Iraq, done in a dramatic style. Some were done in a makeshift studio in Al Faw Palace, some were on location, some were posed for the camera and some were not. All were of men and woman who were warriors and heroes, giving up the comforts of their homeland to serve their country in Iraq.

I was contacted by The Imperial War Museum, and asked if I would display 29 of my photographs in a show with Mike Moore. I was happy to do so, and they will be on display Saturday, October 19, 2013 to Sunday, January 5, 2014. This will be the first time an American photographer will be displayed in The Imperial War Museum.

Also included in the show are some fine art images I made while in Iraq.

I sincerely thank all who are involved in London for making this event possible, my team in Iraq, and to the soldiers and civilians in Iraq who were so gracious in allowing me to photograph them.

More of the Warrior Project can be seen at http://leecraker.photoshelter.com/gallery/Iraq-Warrior-Project/G0000aJY5_FAUZr0/

Lee Craker

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