Rising From the Ashes of War

Shortlist 2019

Enayat Asadi

I am Enayat Asadi, I was born in Iran. In 2009 I started photography self-taught. In 2011, I decided to travel to Afghanistan and covered the events of the war in Afghanistan. My concentration in photography is on social problems, violence, violation of human rights, poverty, injustice, and social discrimination. I dedicated my life to documenting Middle Eastern people and their lives. From 2017 to 2019, following the aftermath of the Afghanistan war, I began photograph Afghan immigrants and covering issues of illegal immigrants.
The Conflict
2019

Rising From the Ashes of War

Afganistan takes second place after Syria for the number of refugees – more than 1.3 million people had requested defection from Syria, Iraq, and Afganistan in 2015. Approximately 90,000 of them are children, and half of them immigrated alone. Enayat Asadi worked for two years in Iran documenting lives of refuges and dangers that they face: kidnapping, rape, plunder and death. There is a high probability of being arrested by border control. If captured, one may be sent back to Afganistan or the Syrian war. Some are trying to get to Greece or Turkey. Refuges are trying to survive and to obtain hope for the new peaceful life.