Stuart Griffiths

In 2005, as a former para working as a photographer, I was invited to Iraq to hang out with a security team who had set up a garage in Baghdad. This new garage was to repair and service vehicles used by the security sector, many of whom had become tired of dealing with the American firm KBR, who were previously the only garage facility in Baghdad. 2005 was a heavy year for casualties on all sides in Iraq. British soldiers, American soldiers, journalists and anyone who came from the west or was working for western organisations were a prime target for being placed in front of a video camera in orange overalls and beheaded.

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