LONDON-BASED photographer, Carlos Reyes
anzo, whose photographs have often been featured in the Catholic Herald, published this week a visual account of the plight of two war-torn countries Azerbaijan and BosniaHerzegovina.
The photographic journal, available through the Andes Press Agency, is the moving record of two years of Reyes-Manzo's career, and pays tribute to the work of the international Catholic aid agency, Caritas, and the European Community Humanitarian Office (ECHO) which the photographer recognises as "the link between people in need and the solidarity of the people of Europe. In Agdash, it was boxes of oil, beans, pasta and sugar; in Banja Luka a container hospital and medical aid." Both organisations provided humanitarian aid to the victims of the conflicts in Bosnia-Herzegovina and the Caucasus.
In particular, this journal places under the spotlight the extraordinary heroes who, every day, emerge from the rubble and ruins of these two nations at war. As Reyes-Manzo writes, "in every humanitarian project there are heroes, most of them anonymous."