On the front-line against ISIS
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A rare account inside Syria and Iraq about the fight against ISIS.

Eddie Gerald documented the battles between Kurdish fighters and Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.

"I don't tend to go shopping abroad. We have everything here. And since I don't like to carry a lot of things, I am obsessively searching for something very small that encapsulates my experience in countries I visit. In the area we visited in Syria I found no such object. I couldn't find one at the bazaar nor at the local market, so I looked through the photographs I took. I was looking for one scene or one photograph that would symbolize the experience of visiting a torn and bleeding country. I thought I'd find such a symbol in our documentation of sniper and mortar fire on an ISIS post a few meters away from us."