As the former Associate Press Chief Photographer for the Middle East, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, Muhammed Muheisen has documented a plethora of events that have deeply impacted our current social and political climate: the funeral for late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (as well as the ceremony for Nelson Mandela); the US-led war in Iraq; the capture of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein; and many others besides.
Recently, Muheisen has focused his lens on the refugee crisis across Europe. Although he has produced images that speak to the suffering, despair, and pain of displaced people, he has also sought to change the narrative. “Wherever there is a war, there is life right next to it. If there is a funeral on the right, you can have a baby just born on the left. This is the theme of the work that I do.”
This, and many more thoughts on reportage, in our video interview below—