Honorable Mention

Matthieuchazal
I am a French freelance photographer graduated in philosophy, geography and journalism. Focused on the relationships between Europe and the Middle East, I widely travel in European confines, from Istanbul to Eastern Turkey, Iran, Iraq, the Caucasus.

Iraq, After the fights
Last July, the battle of Mosul ended. The western part of the city, around its historical center where the last fighters of the Islamic State were hiding, is a ghost town, devastated by 9 months of fighting. In the middle of the ruins, the corpses of the jihadists and the Iraqi soldiers fussing. In their destructive fury, the jihadists have even devastated the nearly 3000 years old Assyrian city of Nimrud. Before the battle of Hawija, the last jihadist stronghold in Iraq, the soldiers put their weapons down, a little respite for the fighters.