Claire Thomas is a British photojournalist focusing on conflict and humanitarian issues. Since 2016 she has been based in northern Iraq covering the country’s struggle to rid itself of ISIS and recover from decades of conflict.

Her work has appeared in leading newspapers and magazines around the world including The Sunday Times, National Geographic, CNN, Al Jazeera and Geographical Magazine among others. She also works regularly with UN agencies and NGOs.

In 2017 Claire was nominated for Photojournalist of the Year at the British Journalism Awards. This year she has been nominated for the Amnesty International UK Media Awards Photojournalism category, and Photo Essay Photographer of the Year in the UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards.

She is fully trained in battlefield first aid and surviving hostile environments, and is available for assignments in the Middle East and further afield.