Diego Ibarra Sánchez, Spain 1982,
Co founder of MeMo
Diego is a Documentary Photographer based in Lebanon. While he is publishing most of his job in uncountable newspapers and magazines such New York Times, Time, Der Spiegel or Liberation he is working on self-motivated body works. Diego strongly believes in documentary photography as a powerful tool to show the resilience and courage of the forgotten testimonies. He understands photography as a way to be engaged with our world and a tool to raise awareness and critical thoughts.
In August 2014, Islamic State militants attacked the Valley of Sinjar and its towns located in Nineveh province, North Iraq. They killed, captured and enslaved thousands of Yazidis after seizing the town. Many of them were trapped in nearby Mount Sinjar without water or food for days until they were rescued.
In December 2015, almost 72 mass graves were discovered in the devastated area once Sinjar was liberated from ISIS. Forced to gather outside the city, deceived and under threats, Yazidis were massacred in the name of religion -.
The echoes of this war´s legacy show all the warning signs of genocide. This is the first time that the United States has declared genocide since Darfur in 2004
you can see the whole project at www.diegoibarra.com/legacy
Eight suicide bombers launched two waves of attacks on the Christian town of Al Qaa in northeastern Lebanon on June 27th killing at least five people and raising fears that violence from the civil war in neighboring Syria will further destabilize Lebanon, its fragile neighbor.
Lebanon has so far managed to avoid large-scale violence, but the country has extensive political and sectarian ties with Syria and has struggled to insulate itself from the civil war. Some Lebanese have joined the fight across the border. Hezbollah, the powerful Shiite militia, is backing President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, and some Sunni Muslims have joined the rebels seeking to topple him.
The blasts inflamed tempers in a country drowning in refugees. Some politicians have gone on television to call for the refugees to be sent home or to be detained in camps. The anger in Al Qaa, too, has focused on the Syrians
you can watch the whole photo essay at http://www.diegoibarra.com/lebanon-aftermath
Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet, the True Story of How They Defied Their Families and Escaped an Honor Killing
A work for The New York Times
Book: The Lovers by Rod Nordland