Entry Title: "Depleted Uranium - The silent Genocide?"
Name: Christian Werner/laif , Germany
Category and Expertise: War/Conflict, Professional


Entry Description: Who remembers the Iraq war? The war is over but many people come into contact with the radioactive material – and they contract leukemia. Military uses include defensive armor plating and armor-piercing projectiles. After the Gulf War, the cancer quota rises and a high number of cases of congenital abnormalities was detected. Every day, children are born, who have two heads, no eyes, a spina bifida, palatine clefts or missing arms and legs. The disastrous effects are now visible, but reports and surveys about the consequences are still missing.

About the Artist:

Christian Werner is a freelance photographer based in Nordstemmen, Germany. As a teenager he developed his interest in photography while traveling to foreign countries. Since 2009 he’s studying photojournalism at the University of Applied Sciences in Hannover. His main interests are social diversity and global political issues. The areas of interest is mainly the arabic world and culture. Since 2012 Christian is represented by agency laif.