‘Born From Urgency’: Joey L. Releases Book and Film on War Against ISIS

Joey L. has released a follow-up documentary to his 2015 film ”Guerrilla Fighters of Kurdistan”, again finding himself embedded with Kurdish guerrilla organisations on the frontlines against ISIS. The new documentary is titled ”Born From Urgency”, and is available online for free.

Joey L. is well known for his A-list celebrity portraits and commercial work, but in recent times has turned his attention towards the Kurdish regions of Iraq and Syria to document the volunteer fighters on the frontlines of the fight against ISIS.

Joey’s latest hour-long documentary “offers a deeply personal, humanizing, and controversial view of the war”. It can be viewed in full below or directly on Vimeo.

An addendum video has also been created, bringing things up to the current timeline in regards to the ever-evolving Syrian conflict. It can also be found on Vimeo here.

Along with the documentary comes the announcement of an upcoming fine art book featuring photographs that Joey has taken on his trips in Iraq and Syria. The book is to be titled “We Came From Fire” and can be pre-ordered now, with a launch slated for Spring/Summer 2018. Some images from the book are included below.

Image credits: Photographs by Joey L. and used with permission.