Ahmed uses a small camera to shoot so he can easily dive in the rapid changes of scenario at the frontline. In this instance, he was being shot at in the middle of the night. And though Carini meets with photojournalists like Ahmed every day, he was still overwhelmed.
Carini is the editor-in-chief of Metrography, the first and only independent photo agency in Iraq. Founded in 2009, the organization covers all 18 of Iraq's governorates from Al-Basra to Zakho. But its philosophy lies within its recruits: They're local, young, and have a deep-rooted knowledge of the country. Its members speak Arabic, Kurdish, Assyrian, Turkmen, and dozens of local dialects.