Moises Saman (b. 1974, Lima, Peru) — documentary photographer, member of
Magnum Photos. Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. Saman is best known for his
photographs from the wars in Iraq: the Gulf War (1990-1991), the Iraq War (2003-2011),
and the Iraqi Civil War (2014-2016). He has also worked in Afghanistan, Egypt, Libya,
and Syria. He covered the Arab Spring and the Syrian Civil War for The New Yorker.
Worked for Human Rights Watch. He is currently a regular contributor to The New
Yorker Magazine, TIME Magazine, The New York Times Magazine. His most recent
book project titled Discordia (2016) is a visual account of the Arab Spring, made up of
work compiled over four years spent living in the Middle East. The work featured in
Discordia has received numerous awards, including the 2015 Guggenheim Grant for
Photography, the Eugene Smith Memorial Fund (2014), the Henri Nannen Preis (2014),
the World Press Photo (2014), and Pictures of the Year International (2012, 2014, 2015).