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 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.