Our Mission

Conflict Zone is a project of the non-profit Independence Fund founded by Marine combat veteran Steve Danyluk, known to us by his call sign, "Luker." Luker and former Washington Post correspondent Jackie Spinner created Conflict Zone after Joao Silva was injured in October 2010 in Afghanistan. Jackie and Luker contacted all of the combat photographers they knew from Iraq and Afghanistan. These photographers pooled their images to create an exhibit on behalf of Joao. Chris Hondros was one of the first contributors and biggest supporters of Conflict Zone. After he was killled in Libya in April 2011, Joao and the other contributors agreed to dedicate the exhibit to him.

No one involved with Conflict Zone is paid.

The Independence Fund Inc. is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to serving the severely injured and their families after they return with serious physical or emotional wounds incurred in the conflict zone.

This video was taken at our original show in Chicago in May 2011. Our new printing from the St. Petersburg Times (now Tampa Bay Times) is mounted on foam board and includes varying sizes of images.

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CONFLICT ZONE is a collection of images from the front lines

of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, captured by some of the

world's leading combat photographers and journalists.

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