Heartbreaking ordinariness in the face of war

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Milad Bassim Age: 10 Home: Kailani District, Baghdad, Iraq Religion: Christian Background: Milad’s father works at a camera repair shop. Hushan Imad Ismael Age: 9 Home: Ramadi, Iraq Religion: Muslim Background: Hushan, the son of a photographer, wants to be one, too, so he can chronicle what goes on in Ramadi.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Baghdad. Ramadi. They’re places that spend a lot of time in the news, and every view of them seems to have been captured by photojournalists covering the war in Iraq. But unexplored perspectives remain. With this in mind, asap – an operation of The Associated Press especially aimed at younger readers – gave cameras to a 10-year-old in Baghdad and a 9-year-old in Ramadi and asked them to share a peek at their world, as they see it every day. The images they captured are, at times, sweet and familiar – and at others, disturbing and anything but childlike. Because of safety concerns, asap is not publishing photos of the young photographers themselves. But if you look through this photo package, you’ll get a sense of what the world looks like through their eyes. THE PHOTOGRAPHERS: last_img read more