Wounded civilians are seen in a field hospital in Aleppo after an air strike destroyed a bakery, killing 20 and injuring 80. August 21, 2012.
“I shot this on the night of Aug. 21. A bakery had been bombed, and cars carried the wounded civilians to Dar al-Shifa Hospital. It was a difficult moment, working among the wounded and dead. It was my first war, and I had the responsibility to make pictures at this moment, even if I wouldn’t go inside the hospital.
Looking back at the picture, I remember how I felt sitting outside the hospital with my emotions, near tears. When fighters were wounded, I understood — it’s war. But civilian boys, children, women … it wasn’t the same feeling.”
-Edouard Elias, photojournalist