Glad Tidings of Benevolence – Special Edition 2

Moises Saman


Published July 2023
Preface by Sinan Antoon
195 x 260 mm
384 pages, 200 images
ISBN 978-1-910401-93-4

Please be aware that this book contains graphic imagery

Edition of 50
Signed book with a 9.5 x 12′ c-type print signed and numbered by the photographer.
Print 2003, Baghdad. A man tries to tame an Arabian horse looted from one of Saddam Hussein’s palaces during the early days of the fall of Baghdad © Moises Saman / Magnum Photos 

Special Edition 1 available here

Press:  HUCK magazine, Creative Review, Magnum Photos, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times

Published to coincide with the twentieth anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq, Glad Tidings of Benevolence brings together Moises Saman’s photographs taken in Iraq during this period and the following years, with documents and texts relating to the war. Exploring the construction—through image and language—of competing narratives of the war, the book represents the culmination of Saman’s twenty years of work across Iraq.

‘My photographs are not intended to represent an objective account of the Iraq war against which to compare the texts. Rather, the book grapples with my own role and power as a narrator – particularly one with access to foreign publications – and the biases and limitations inevitably embedded in my work.’


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