A Portrait of Iraq

If you Google image search “Iraq” looking for photos of anything other than soldiers and war then you're in for some serious scrolling...

Since the spring of 2016 Janssen Powers has been traveling back and forth to Iraq working on a longer form doc with Nations Media. The Iraq he has come to know and love over the course of these visits is a drastically different place than version of the country Janssen Powers grew up seeing in the news.

On his most recent trip, he brought a 16mm film camera, one lens and a few cans of film to capture portraits of people I met along the way.