/ 2020 / Press / War

Aid and Comfort to the Enemy. Medical Care During the Invasion of Iraq.

  • Prize
    Gold in Press/War
  • Photographer
    Timothy Floyd
  • Credit
    Timothy Floyd

A U.S. Army surgical team travels at the forward edge of the battle area (FEBA), often crossing that line into unsecured territory, to treat the wounded in a completely non-partisan manner. Any wounded individual is treated with priority given to degree and severity of injury regardless of political affiliation or combatant status, a doctrine initiated by George Washington at the Battle of Trenton in 1776. Often, this means traveling outside of camp to find and treat wounded civilians. The great lesson is that people are people the world over, most of whom just want to live in peace.

My life has been spent in humanistic endeavors. I chose a career in medicine but now have devoted myself full time to documentary photography. I most enjoy working on complex subjects affecting humanity and the natural world. I am currently engaged in a long-term project on the aftermath of incarceration of Japanese American citizens during World War II. I have published humanistic photo essays in The Washington Post, the Idaho Statesman and the Idaho Capital Sun. In 2010 I published a book about the invasion of Iraq titled, Aid and Comfort to the Enemy: A Surgeon's View of the War in Iraq.

Awards Gold Medal, 2021Tokyo International Foto Awards (book)
Top 5 Jury Selection, 2021Tokyo International Foto Awards
Gold and Silver Medals, 2020 Prix de la Photographie de Paris
First Place, 2019 Idaho Press Club Annual Awards, Health/Medical
Finalist, 2014 Nature Photographer of the Year
Best of Show, 2001 Northwest Exhibition of Environmental Photography, Art Wolfe juror

Exhibitions include Chicago Cultural Center, Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, Russell Senate Office Rotunda, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Paris