Peace after Saddam?
On the 8th
December 2003 Jason arrived in Baghdad with a borrowed digital camera.
Within days he was photographing the small hut and underground hideout
of Saddam Hussein. Between this time and February 2005 he spent more
than 13 months covering both breaking news and feature stories for a
variety of clients. He worked regularly for British newspapers including
The Times, Guardian, Telegraph, Observer and Sunday Telegraph. Jason's
magazine assignments included; Newsweek, US News and World Report,
People and Rolling Stone in the US, The Telegraph Magazine and Marie
Clare in the UK and Le Figaro Magazine in France. He also spent 3
months on assignment for The New York Times.
During his time in
Iraq Jason spent a week documenting the life of US Special Envoy, Paul
Bremer and made several incursions into Najaf & Kufa to cover the
fighting between US forces and the private militia of Shiite cleric
Moqtada al-Sadr. Other stories include Saddam's hideout, the siege of
Fallujah, Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse, life with the PKK in the Quandil
mountains, ethnic tension in Kirkuk, Kurdish life in Hallabja, Arbil,
Mosul and Sulaymaniyah.
He spent time
embedded with the US Forces in Fallujah, Tikrit, Baqubah, Ramadi,
Mahmudiyah, Tal Afar and Baghdad. This involved living in FOB's (Forward
Operating Bases) and accompanying soldiers on patrols, ambushes,
amphibious assaults, movements to contact and on more extensive
operations involving sniper squads and Special Forces raiding teams.
involved working alongside British troops as they patrolled and secured
the notorious ‘Route Irish’ in Baghdad and the Shatt al Arab waterway
and border with Iran in the south of the country, he also recorded daily
life with troops in Basrah.
Current work including General Reportage, Travel, Commercial, Advertising and Conflict Coverage can be found at the new website as well as tear sheets and print sales and all archived images.