From his first experience of conflict, he went on to spend over 30 years of his life experiencing and capturing wars in photography.
His three decades of chasing conflicts across the region began in Lebanon at around 18-year-old, where he worked as a freelance photojournalist.
Without formal education, Baz was a self-taught photographer. However, his pictures were recognized and featured in international publications like Time Magazine, Newsweek, Der Spiegel, Paris Match, and more, until eventually getting picked up by Agence France-Presse (AFP) in 1989.
For AFP, he covered conflicts from the First Intifada to the First Gulf War, as well as the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Arab Spring protests/uprisings, and more.
But the years of war had taken its heavy toll on Baz, causing him to be diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Luckily, he has been able to treat it but he has had to reorient his work.
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