/ 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.

I am an independent, amateur documentary photographer and a surgeon. I have published several photographs and articles in newspapers and magazines. I also published a book of photographs from the 2003 Iraq Invasion titled, "Aid and Comfort to the Enemy: A Surgeon's View of the War in Iraq."

My documentary photography involves long-term work on complex subjects affecting humanity and the natural world.

Awards Best of Show, 2001 Northwest Exhibition of Environmental Photography, Art Wolfe juror
Finalist, 2014 Nature Photographer of the Year
Exhibitions include Chicago Cultural Center, Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, Russell Senate Office Rotunda, Carnegie Museum of Natural History.