Le photographe de guerre Christoph Bangert expose, dans son nouveau livre Hello Camel le côté surréel et tristement comique des guerres actuelles – une facette importante qui, selon lui, est trop peu évoquée, à l’instar de l’horreur dont il a rendu compte dans son précédent livre War Porn.
Iraqi Army soldiers create a human pyramid during a graduation ceremony at Kirkush Military Training Base. Between 2004 and 2014, the U.S. provided the Iraqi Army with an estimated $25 billion in training and equipment. Despite this, the Iraqi Army was unable or unwilling to halt the advance of ISIS fighters, who took control of large parts of Northern Iraq, including Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul. 3 May 2005, Kirkush, Diyala, Iraq
Camp Marmal, near Mazar-e-Sharif, is the largest German military installation abroad, [featuring a recreation facility called Planet Mazar and the restaurant Oase, which serves currywurst and beer.] 22 March 2007, Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan ||Some soldiers refer to the base as Mallorca-e-Sharif. Despite the recreational possibilities, most soldiers spend large amounts of time in their accommodations watching television or playing computer games.
A decorated room used for meetings and celebrations at an Iraqi army base in Muqdadiyah, a city of about 200,000 inhabitants. 15 April 2009, Muqdadiyah, Iraq ||Muqdadiyah and its sorrounding villages, with their mixed populations of Sunni and Shia Arabs, was an epicenter of secretarian violence in Iraq. It would not be an exaggeration to describe the civilian populations' lives in those years as hell on earth.
The Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, Stuart W. Bowen, poses for a picture at the Ziggurat of Ur. 20 May 2006, near Nasiriyah, Dhi Qar, Iraq ||He is responsible for ensuring oversight of the $63 billion in American taxpayer money that was appropriated for Iraq's reconstruction. The Ziggurat of Ur was built by King Ur-Nammu in the 21st century BC and served as a shrine to the moon god Nanna. Ur is also allegedly the birthplace of Abraham.
Die Deutsche Bundeswehr in Afghanistan, Kunduz, Nawabad, provisorisches Camp auf der sog. "Westplatte", Charly Zug, 2. Kompanie, Panzergrenadier Lehr Battalion 92, Task Force Kunduz, Toilette, Klo, Plumpsklo, Afghanistaneinsatz, Deutschland, ISAF, Truppen, Einsatz , Sternsyn, 01/2012, 12.12.2011, A German toilet. In a temporary camp on a barren plateau which is referred to as "Westplatte" by the German soldiers during an operation near the town of Nawabad, west of Kunduz city. The soldier belongs to Charly Zug, 2. Kompanie, Panzergrenadier Lehr Battalion 92, a unit that is attached to the Task Force Kunduz. The German Bundeswehr in Northern Afghanistan.
September 30, 2005, Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq: Please hold for story by Robert Worth about Baghdad Social Clubs; Inside the "Alwiyah Club" in Baghdad during a wedding that was organized by May Nuri, a professional wedding planner, the couple is being filmed on something like a throne. Social Clubs have a long tradition in Baghdad. The first ones where founded by the British during the occupation of Iraq during world war one. Later the clubs became meeting places for the Iraqi upper class and elite. During Saddam Hussein's rule Baathists dominated the clubs, because a large part of the elite was member of the Baath party
A plastic palm tree at the Hunting Club in Baghdad. Despite being blessed with countless real palm trees, the artificial versions are popular decorative items in Iraq. Social clubs have a long tradition in Baghdad; the British founded the first during World War I, and the clubs remain meeting places for the Iraqi upper class and elite.