Baghdad in Hipstamatic: 10 Years Since Iraq Invasion

Mar 19, 2013 6:30pm

Photographer Patrick Baz captures daily life in Iraq with his iPhone. Using the photography app Hipstamatic, daily scenes from Baghdad are given an antique film-like effect. Ten years since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, these images show a country that is still struggling to rebuild.

 

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An Iraqi vendor waits for customers outside his shop decorated with pictures of Imam Hussein, revered by Shiite Muslims, in Baghdad’s Karrada district, Feb. 4, 2013. (Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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An Iraqi man walks past a building in Baghdad’s Karrada district, Feb. 5, 2013. (Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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Entangled electricity wires on Al-Rashid Street in Baghdad, Feb. 2, 2013. (Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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An exercise machine is strapped on top of a car on Al-Rashid Street in Baghdad, Feb. 2, 2013. (Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images)
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Iraqi street vendors grill cut-open carp used in masgoof, Iraq’s signature dish, in Baghdad’s Karrada Street, Feb. 7, 2013. (Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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An Iraqi flag is reflected on a 1958 Chrysler during the Friday motor show in Baghdad’s district of Al-Jadriya, Feb. 8, 2013. (Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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Iraqi youth stand next to a Chevrolet Corvette from the 1970s during the Friday motor show in the Baghdad’s district of Al-Jadriya, Feb. 8, 2013. (Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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An Iraqi woman walks past concrete barriers in Baghdad, Feb. 7, 2013. (Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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Iraqi flags hang over tombstones at the Sunni Martyrs’ cemetery of Baghad’s Al-Adhamiyah district, Feb. 5, 2013. (Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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The Haidar Khaneh mosque on Baghdad’s Al-Rashid Street, Feb. 3, 2013. (Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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A poster of radical Iraqi Shiite leader Moqtada al-Sadr in Baghdad’s Sadr City, Feb. 5, 2013.  (Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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Christian and Muslim religious figures depicted on rugs for sale at a shop in Baghdad’s Al-Rashid Street, Feb. 2, 2013. (Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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An Iraqi man throws a garbage bag, Feb. 3, 2013, near the ruins of the Ottoman-era Serail (government building) that was looted and burnt during the U.S. invasion of Baghdad.  (Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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An Iraqi man rides a horse-pulled cart loaded with boxes on Al-Rashid Street in Baghdad, Feb.2, 2013. (Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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An Iraqi man rides a horse-pulled cart loaded with boxes on Al-Rashid Street in Baghdad, Feb.2, 2013. (Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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Iraqis sit in Shah Bandar cafe, one of the oldest cafes in Baghdad, located on Al-Mutanabi Street, Feb. 3, 2013. (Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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Iraqi men sit at a barber shop on Shorja Street in Baghdad, Feb. 2, 2013. (Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images)

 

 

 

 

 

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