Michael Ware


Yuri Kozyrev is a Time magazine photographer, and was teamed with Michael through the first three years of the war in Iraq. He is represented by Noor agency, and a display of some of Yuri's incredible work is available on their website. His photographs from Fallujah, as showcased by Time, are available here.

yuri kozyrev

Russia, 1963 - A native of Russia, Yuri has covered every major conflict in the former Soviet Union - including two Chechen wars - since becoming a professional photojournalist twenty years ago. Immediately after September 11, 2001, he was on the scene in Afghanistan, where he documented the fall of the Taliban. He has spent much of the past 5 and half years in Baghdad, working for Time magazine. Yuri has received numerous honors for his photography, including four World Press Photo awards and the OPC Oliver Rebbot Award in 2004. In 2006, he was the recipient of the International Center of Photography’s Infinity Award for photojournalism. Yuri is based in Bagdad and Moscow.

2/12/2009 - Yuri won first place in the Portrait Singles category of the World Press Photos competition. The winning photo can be seen