Lee spent 996 days (3 years) in Iraq as lead photographer for the command Public Affairs Office.
29 imagesAl Faw Palace, Baghdad, Iraq.
18 imagesAbd al-Majid al-Tikriti had been badly damaged in the 2003 invasion. There was enough of the building still serviceable to construct a couple of cells for Saddam and Chemical Ali, who were housed here until their respective executions. Saddam was also given an exercise area and allowed to plant a small garden. Saddam was hanged on the first day of Eid ul-Adha, 30 December 2006, despite his wish to be shot (which he felt would be more dignified). The execution was carried out at Camp Justice, an Iraqi army base in Kadhimiya, a neighborhood of northeast Baghdad. PHOTOGRAPHY BY LEE CRAKER
49 imagesI am pleased and honored to be the first American photographer invited to have work displayed on the walls of the Imperial War Museum in London, England. Many thanks to Hilary Roberts, and all those involved in the process. Below are images from the "Warrior" project, portraits on location in Iraq, and images from the opening at the Imperial War Museum.