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Kachin Independence Army

  • Prize
    Bronze in Press/War
  • Photographer
    Annibale Greco

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.

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.


Awards PDN 2014
PX3 2015 - Silver Winner - War Category