TOKYO-2020 Editorial / Conflict

The Zone

  • Prize
    Silver in Editorial/Conflict
  • Photographer
    Thea Pedersen
  • Agency / Studio
    Thea Pedersen
  • Photo Date
    October, November 2019

It was launched on October 9th 2019; As ‘Operation Peace Spring’ and with the official goal to create a 50 km. deep safe zone in North East Syria between Turkey and the Kurdish self-autonomous area of Rojava. With the abandonment of the American forces and the apathy of the West, the Turkey’s incursion instead left a belt of destruction, devastation and death. In two weeks more than 100.000 fled homes and villages, soldiers and civilians became victims of claimed white phosphorous attacks, while ISIS-prisoners escaped captivity and the region was left again unstable and in uncertainty.