The conflict in Yemen is among the least recounted by the media around the world. The reasons are many, not least the extreme difficulty of access for international reporters and, for locals, the extreme risks of being killed, arrested, threatened by militias. But once inside, this country and its people impress with the extreme beauty of places, landscapes, architecture, faces. So photographing and narrating this country at war poses challenges that are not common to the reporter. How to reconcile the story of the war and its weight of destruction, poverty, deformity, with the sense of objective beauty that Yemen offers to an observer? How can we not fall into voyeurism in the face of the necessary portraying of malnutrition? How, at the same time, not to fall into mannerism, privileging only this beauty, without profoundly rendering the cruelty of a conflict that has lasted for five years and shows no sign of ending?
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