Children found a new use for Saddam Hussein’s stature at the main square in the City of Kirkuk right after it fell in 2003.

Jiro Ose


Jiro Ose is a Jakarta-based photojournalist. Born in Osaka, Japan, Ose has worked as a photojournalist at several daily newspapers before turning freelance in 2005. He has covered various events worldwide such as the historical election in the DR Congo and Sudanese refugee crisis, departure of deposed president Jean-Bertrand Aristide in Haiti, the Second Iraq War and others. He received various awards including the Award of Excellence in the Magazine General News Story category of the Pictures of the Year International competition for his coverage of DR Congo election. After spending 15 years in Africa and 3 years in the Middle East, Ose relocated to Jakarta, Indonesia. Ose is represented by Redux Pictures in New York and their partner agencies worldwide. His images have been published in major publications in various countries and exhibited in places such as Bilbao and London. He also had solo exhibitions in Kyoto and Osaka. Ose graduated from Missouri School of Journalism in 1993.

Children jump in unison at St. Kizito Orphanage in Bunia, the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2016. Most of the children were orphaned due to the conflict in the mineral-rich region in the eastern part of the country.

"A good picture tells the story."

Jiro Ose

A young boy from Darfur makes his way to safety amidst the raging sandstorm at a refugee camp across the border in Chad in 2004.
Somali, Ethiopian and Eritrean refugees being rescued in the sea and brought to shore by local fishermen in Afwar, Yemen 2008. Many fellow passengers were not as lucky, either being washed up to the shore or lost in the sea.
Indonesia’s incumbent presidential candidate Joko Widodo raises his index fingers, a campaign hand sign indicating a number one of which his selection is listed on a ballot, during a campaign rally at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia, on April 13, 2019.