In September 2018, I was commissioned by the international NGO Handicap International to capture portraits of men, women and children in Iraq who are survivors of explosive weapons. Seeing their injuries and hearing about their trauma and struggle was a chilling experience and a visceral reminder that conflict doesn’t end with the declaration of victory, and that the suffering continues for the countless civilians caught up in violence.

The images below were exhibited in fifteen cities across France as part of the annual Pyramid of Shoes event, which pays tribute to survivors of explosive weapons, denounces the use of explosive weapons in populated areas, and raises awareness of their impact on civilians.