Unless you've been living under a rock for the last 7 years or so, you've probably seen some of the fascinating work produced by photographer and aspiring film maker Joey L. Whether it's his Holy Men series, or his work done with National Geographic, Joey L has always been able to create incredible cinematic story telling in his work, with a strong sense of honesty. In his latest project, Guerrilla Fighters of Kurdistan, Joey L shows us the tragic conflicts taking place in Syria and Iraq.
In March of this year, Joey L did what everyone advised him not to - Joey went to Iraq to photograph and film the conflicts currently going on between Syria and Iraq. During this time, Joey stayed with various Kurdish guerrilla groups fighting to protect their land and people. After researching these groups, Joey decided he wanted to see their world for himself, and embarked on his trip to Iraq. The result, was compelling images, video, and storytelling that is unseen in a lot of mainstream media.
Watch the video above for some thought-provoking storytelling from Joey L himself has he walks you through his trip to meet with these guerrilla fighters. On his blog post on his own website (which I consider a must read) Joey tells us of his trip and how it all came to be. Below are some of the incredibly powerful images Joey was able to take on his trip.
[via Joey L's blog | Images Copyright Joey L | Used With Permission]