Kachin Independence Army

PhotographerAnnibale Greco
PrizeBronze in Press / War
Entry Description

Members of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) (four from the left) and Free Burma Rangers (one on the right) get rest from march during displacement for a mission in Kachin State, Burma, 17 January 2015. KIA operate in collaboration with FBR through the Kachin State in Burma in order to protect them and avoid contact with the Burma Army during missions to deliver humanitarian relief to internally displaced people (IDP’s) and reporting human rights violations. The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) was funded by the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) in response to a military coup in Burma in the early 1961. KIA initially fought for independence, but changed to seek autonomy within a federal union of Burma.

About Photographer

Born in Italy in 1979. After graduating with a master’s degree in photojournalism in Rome in 2010, he started to work as a freelance photographer focusing attention to documentary photography. His photographs has been published in national and international publications, including Stern, Le Monde, Die Zeit, The Guardian, Days Japan, Internazionale, La Repubblica, Terra Mater. Recently he has worked in Democratic Republic of Congo, Israel and Palestinian Territories, Syria, Central African Republic, Iraq, Burma. Annibale Greco has been represented by Corbis Images from July 2012 to February 2016. NGO work: UNICEF, UNHCR, ICRC, FAO