One Shot Over The Line

conflict journalists and trauma

jack dabaghian

A Rwandan child cries next to his dead parentsí bodies (background) at a refugee camp, 10 kilometres outside Goma, Zaire, July 21, 1994. Thousands of exhausted Hutu refugees fleeing Tutsi troops ended up in this camp, only to succumb to a cholera epidemic. The child was later picked up and sent to an orphanage. © Jack Dabaghian

a rwandan child cries next to his dead parentsí bodies (background) at a refugee camp, 10 kilometres outside goma, zaire, july 21, 1994.
thousands of exhausted hutu refugees fleeing tutsi troops ended up in this camp, only to succumb to a cholera epidemic. the child was later picked up and sent to an orphanage.
© jack dabaghian


jack dabaghian has spent 23 years working as a photojournalist, picture editor and bureau chief for international news agencies. his work has been published in several books and fronted newspapers and magazines including newsweek, time, paris match, the economist, the international herald tribune and the new york times, to name but a few. in 1994 jack won the prestigious 1st prize award from the missouri school of journalism and was nominated to the world press photo for his work in rwanda. after years of conflict and political assignments, he now focuses on commercial photography for hotels, property groups, corporations and the automotive industry. committed to sharing his knowledge, jack also provides training and workshops to photographers in europe and the middle east. he lives in dubai with his family.

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