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Follow Oak Cliff Photographer Kael Alford in Iraq

by Anne Bothwell 20 Jun 2011 3:29 PM

Kael’s spending the month in Iraq, and she’s keeping a photo journal. Check it out.


Oak Cliff photographer Kael Alford is in Iraq this month. She recently attended a workshop with Metography, an Iraqi news photo agency then took off on a little trip into the country side with those same photographers.  And now she’s on her way into Baghdad.

Kael and her husband Thorne Anderson were both among those whose work was featured in a recent exhibition of modern war photography, XXI: Conflicts in a New Century, curated by Charles Dee Mitchell and Cynthia Mulcahy.

While she’s overseas to work on professional projects, Kael’s also started to document some of the kinds of moments that so often slip through the cracks when photographers are on assignment covering bigger events.   You can follow her posts on trekking through Northern Iraq, visiting cafes in the town of Sulaimaniya, and more in her photo journal, I’m Not From Here. Hoping she’ll continue to have time to post throughout her trip.