Losses in the family


Gunmen wave their weapons after burning a van in the northern Iraq city of Mosul December 11, 2004… REUTERS/Namir Noor-Eldeen 

Today I reviewed the work of your photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen, who died in Iraq while on on duty July 12, 2007.

Thank you for bringing this vital information worldwide, but mostly I am writing to ask if you would send my condolences to his family.

Will you tell them that a 49 year old woman in Wilmington, NC, over the internet, came to understand the seriousness and humanity of what was happening over in Iraq because of the artistry of photography that their son possessed. His commitment to enter into dangers’ way to bring the world closer to the truth through his special talents will always be remembered. I, too, have experienced loss in my life, and I understand you will always have a sense of this loss, but I pray you may soon celebrate the years and memories you had with him.

Nancy B.

I was so sorry to hear about the death of Namir Noor-Eldeen. Surely he knew, as do all the journalists covering the war in Irag, how very dangerous the work and still felt an obligation to document and preserve the awful realities of this war. His extraordinary photographs will forever be a testament to his commitment. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

With Deep Regards,


Sincere sadness at hearing the loss of Namir Noor-Eldeen.

Thank you all for continuously providing us all with impeccably
sharp information and a fair and humanistic eye.

Filippa L.

I read the news and you have lost one of your photographers in Baghdad. I am sad for his family and for you.


Thank you for the kind words. Photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen and a driver, Saeed Chmagh, were killed in Baghdad on July 12.  Here are a sample of work by Namir, and an editor’s blog regarding the deaths: GBU Editor

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