No One Would Buy My Photos, So Here They Are For Free: Mosul 2017

My name is Kainoa Little, and I’m a Shoreline, Washington-based conflict photographer. I was in Mosul in April 2017, documenting the Iraqi Federal Police as they fight ISIL fighters to liberate the city. No one would buy my photos, so I’m sharing them here fore free.

Federal Police prepare for battle in the Old City. This machine gunner is organizing his ammo.
Federal Police enter a theater suspected of containing an explosive device as they try to take control of the block in the Old City.
Federal Police enter a theater in the Old City. Seconds later, an Islamic State gunman opened fire from the upper rafters.
Federal Police in the theater.
Federal Police clear sections of the theater.
A Federal Policeman takes fire from the other side of a theater. Several bullets impacted the other side of the wall near where he had been looking through a window.
A Federal Policeman runs across exposed ground on the roof of the theater.
Federal Police exchange fire with ISIS across the theater.
Federal Police in the theater in the Old City.
Federal Police commanders.
Federal Police commanders.
Refugees waiting to cross the Tigris River.
Refugees fleeing Mosul as Iraqi Army humvees go into battle.
Iraqi Army piloting a drone.
Refugees escaping fighting.
Refugees escaping fighting.
Dave Eubank of the Free Burma Rangers attempts save a sniper victim.
Refugees escaping fighting.
A woman learns from Dave Eubank her son will survive his wound.
The Free Burma Rangers.
A helicopter gunship fires at Islamic State positions.

You can find more of my work on my website and Instagram. If you’d like to donate to my work, you can support me through PayPal or email me about prints.

About the author: Kainoa Little is a conflict photographer based in Shoreline, Washington. His journalistic and academic interests focus on conflict, refugee issues, and the preservation of cultural resources. Little received a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs from Lewis & Clark College and a Master of Arts degree in Applied Anthropology/Archaeology from Northern Arizona University. You can find more of his work and connect with him on his website, Facebook, and Instagram.

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