Second Place - Series Emily Garthwaite United Kingdom

“Surprisingly, Arba’een remains almost unknown to the world, and there continues to be widespread criticism of the media blackout surrounding it. Arbaeen offers a truly positive narrative of resilience and faith and one I was proud to witness.”

Emily has won 2nd place in the Series category of the Sinchi 2018 Photo Competition.

Emily Garthwaite is a photojournalist and storyteller focusing on humanitarian and environmental issues. In 2017, she co-directed her first documentary 40 Days in Iraq on Arba’een, the world’s largest annual pilgrimage. In 2018, Emily continued the project, walking over 100km through Southern Iraq during the Arba’een Pilgrimage. In 2019, Emily will lead a long-term research programme looking at positive narratives and how communities are rebuilding in Southern Iraq.