Konflictcam is a free and independent new media site dedicated to curating and archiving images related to human conflict and presenting them to the public in a transparent and accessible manner. We were founded in the summer of 2014 by a group of young professionals passionate about history, politics, human rights and conflict resolution. Recognizing the absence of a platform dedicated to the systematic curation of global conflict imagery, past and present, the Konflictcam platform was developed with the aim of filling that void. In our capacity as a non-profit, apolitical public archive, we hope to build awareness of the critical events shaping our world and encourage users to gain a broader understanding of human conflict.
In political discourse, conflict is often used to describe situations of open hostility, as with battles, wars and social strife. Konflictcam uses a broader definition of the term, defining conflict as encompassing the challenges facing human society in the modern era. Contributions should have relevance to at least one of the following primary categories:
- Armed Conflict
- Environmental Issues
- Human Rights
- Humanitarian Aid
- Social Unrest
- Law Enforcement
- Criminal Activity
- Politics & Diplomacy
- Military Non-Combat
- Natural Disasters
Images which include graphic content that might distress users are labeled as Graphic Images and are only accessible to registered users over the age of 18. More details on the organisation of our content can be found on the Categories & Tags page.
Konflictam seeks to provide a well-curated archive and map for global conflict photographs both past and present. We are guided by our founding principles of accountability, integrity, and accessibility. Our platform’s primary purpose is to help people better understand the key issues that have shaped and continue to shape our world. Konflictcam is here for the scholar and the layman, for purposes of both in-depth research and casual examination.
Konflictcam endeavours to democratize conflict coverage by providing a new media platform focusing on topics critical to human welfare. We intend to embolden civil society, promote cross-cultural understanding, and further public discourse. We seek to provide an outlet for individuals who lack a voice in mainstream media narratives, but whose stories need to be told. For our visitors, we hope to foster a deeper understanding of the conflict endemic to human society across generations, borders, cultures, and ideologies. We envision Konflictcam having a positive impact on conflict analysis and resolution.
"In photography, there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated."
- August Sander