Since March 2015, photographer and author Joey L. has gained unprecedented access to Kurdish guerrilla organizations fighting against ISIS, embedding himself into the chaos of the Iraq and Syrian Civil War on three separate trips. We Came From Fire: Kurdistan’s Armed Struggle Against ISIS provides invaluable insight into a series of conflicts that has been readily obscured by a complex narrative with myriad of warring factions. Three components meld to create an extraordinarily brave and important documentation: Joey’s medium format portrait photography, a written study of the history of the turmoil that led to the rise of armed Kurdish militias, and...
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