Started inernational coverage in 2012 covering the Syrian refugee crisis spilling over the Jordanian border and the economic unrest in the country that was expressed in riots and protests. From Jordan he moved to Beirut, Lebanon and continued covering the plight of the Syrian refugees and sectarian clashes linked to the Syrian conflict in 2013-2014. Late 2014 he arrived in northern Iraq to cover the war erupting as the group known as ISIL stormed military bases and captured the city of Mosul from the Iraqi Army. There he stayed until the summer of 2015 documenting the war between the Kurdish Peshmerga and the Islamic State group. He was recently based in Iraq covering the offensive to retake the city of Mosul from the terror group. His work has been displayed in exhibtions in London, Paris, New York , Brussels, Moscow, Berlin, Hamburg, Scotland, Denmark ,Vienna, Montpellier. 


He is a RISC XII alumni and founder of the War Zone Freelance project. 


1st Place in 2017 Chromatic International Photography Awards for Photojournalism and Honorable Mention

Prix De La Photographie Paris

Gold Prize for Press War Photography

1st Place in Public Choice Press War Photography

2016 Lens Culture Portrait Awards Juror's Pick Award

Finalist 12th Days Japan International Photojournalism Awards





Photo By: Nish Nalbandian

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