Yuri Kozyrev was born in Russia. He began his photojournalist career in the 1980’s, covering every major conflict in the former Soviet Union. Following September 11th, he was in Afghanistan documenting the fall of the Taliban. Kozyrev has been in Iraq since 2003 and has travelled throughout the country, covering all sides of the conflict for Time magazine. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the International Center for Photography’s Infinity Award in 2006, the OPC Oliver Rebbot Award and six World Press Photo awards, the last in 2012.

21 Days to Baghdad, with other photographers and journalists, Time Inc. (US), 2003

Solo Exhibitions
On Revolution Road, Periscopio, Vitoria, Spain, Gallery M55, Atene,Grecia, Prix-Bayeux Calvados, France
10b Photography Gallery, Rome, Italia, Visa pour L’image, Perpignan, France, War Photo Limited, Dubrovnik, Croatia, LOOK3, Charlottesville, USA 2011
Iraq, Ico Gallery by Nuru project, New York, USAi 2010
Inside Iraq, Visa pour L’Image, Perpignan, France 2008
Iraq: Witnessed, War Photo Limited, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2007
Iraq 2002-2006, The Center of Photography of Lectoure, France, Visa pour l’Image, Perpignan, France, Bratislava, Slovakia 2005 – 2006
Chechnya 2000, Moscow, Russia 2000

Collective Exhibitions
Consequences by NOOR, DASK Gallery, Copenhagen, Danmark 2009-2010
One Noor in New York, CVZ Contemporary, NY, USA 2007

War Photo Limited, Dubrovnik, Croatia