I love the elegant simplicity of this series, which appears inspired by the modernist fascination with the female human form. Turkish photographer Emel Karakozak has created these abstractions to engage themes of femininity, motherhood, and sexuality. The pictures themselves are mesmerizing to say the least.
—Gabriel H. Sanchez, photo essay editor, BuzzFeed News
Edouard Elias's beautiful images on Time Lightbox are said to be a throwback to the first Gulf War, which is very true. They serve as testament to the idea that the more things change, the more they remain the same — war continues to ravage a fragile region, while those remaining on the front line are up against huge physical and psychological demands, often with few resources.