Born in Roubaix in 1991, the photographer and independent journalist Charles Thiefaine lives between Paris and Iraq. He first studied architecture but soon changed direction, joining a journalism school in 2013. In 2015, he travelled to the north of Iraq where he started a photographic series on everyday life in this region subjected to violence. He moved there two years later to continue his documentary work.
All profits from the print sale will go to EMERGENCY's crucial work in Afghanistan. Donations will fund specialist training of local nurses & doctors, who will go on to treat thousands of patients in need across the country. On the 15th of August 2021, Afghanistan fell to the Taliban. One year later the world’s attention has moved on. However the situation in Afghanistan is getting worse and worse. Faced with economic sanctions, severe drought, the cumulative toll of decades of war and renewed violence, the role EMERGENCY plays in Afghanistan is more critical than ever.
“My message is urgent: Don’t shut the door on the people of Afghanistan" Martin Griffiths, the U.N.’s emergency aid coordinator.