“As I grapple with what took place, I hope that the project allows the viewer a more intimate encounter and insight into the aftermath of war”
Addressing the disproportionate number of men attempting suicide, Wileman photographed young men who have endured depression, survived suicide attempts, or suffered the loss of a loved one
“I meet people with more empathy and more care towards one another in war situations or in conflict around the world than I have ever experienced in Europe. People want to share the little they have with me because I have talked to them and shown an interest in them,” says Jan Grarup. His work has taken him to the sites of the worst conflicts – from obvious examples such as Iraq and Iran, to forgotten areas like the Central African Republic. Each place he visits, he stays to learn about the culture and customs of the people before taking their photographs. In these places of despair and destruction, Grarup often finds hope and resilience. But the Western world needs to be more active and share the responsibility to help these regions return to a peaceful existence.