I am honored to exhibit “Of Love and War” at @photoville LA this year, happening on two consecutive weekends on April 26-28 and May 2-5, 2019. I will be exhibiting images from my new book of photography, Of Love and war, a visual and written retrospective of my journey through war and humanitarian crises over the two decades: from Afghanistan under the Taliban shortly before 9/11 to the fall of Saddam Hussein and its aftermath, to the genocide in Darfur, the popular uprising and civil war in Libya, to the current Syrian refugee crises, which has displaced roughly half of the population of Syria. I’ve included short pieces by the journalists I have collaborated with over the years for The New York Times and Time Magazine, as well as letters to my mother from Baghdad, and an interview with a soldier I was embedded with in the Korengal valley. I hope this exhibition gives insight into the complexity of war. Pictured above, migrants arriving in the port city of Augusta, Italy. September 2014. Between January and September 2014, roughly 120,000 refugees landed in Italy, more than double the total for the entire year of 2013. Thank you to @hahnemuehle_global and @epilogueinc @penguinpress.