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Ziyah Gafić

Photographer at VII Agency and regional director of VII Academy (BIH)

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Ziyah Gafić is an award-winning photojournalist and videographer based in Sarajevo focusing on societies locked in a perpetual cycle of violence, and on Muslim communities around the world. He covered major stories in over 50 countries including conflicts in Chechnya, Palestine, Iraq, Lebanon and Afghanistan. For his work he received many prestigious awards such as multiple awards from World Press Photo, Hasselblad Masters Award, Visa pour l’Image, Getty Images grant, TED fellowship, Prince Claus grant, National Geographic Society, Pulitzer Center, Magnum Emergency fund grant and others. His work is regularly published in leading international publications. Ziyah authored several monographs including Troubled Islam – Short Stories From Troubled Societies, Quest for Identity, and most recently, Heartland.