Hadani Ditmars is a fifth generation Vancouverite and an author, journalist, and photographer who has worked internationally for over two decades. Reporting from Lebanon, Israel/Palestine, Iraq and elsewhere, she has examined the human costs of sectarian strife as well as cultural resistance to war, occupation, and embargo. A former editor at New Internationalist magazine, she travelled to Baghdad in 2010 to write and photograph the May 2010 issue Iraq 7 years later – the legacy of invasion. Her best-selling book Dancing in the No Fly Zone (Interlink Books, 2006) recounts her time in Iraq from 1997 to 2003, and is one of the few books covering pre- and post-invasion reality. Her work has been published widely, appearing in the Guardian, the Independent, New Arab, Al-Jazeera, Sight and Sound, the Walrus, Haaretz, Ms. Magazine, the New York Times, Art Newspaper, Vogue, and Architectural Review, and broadcast on CBC, BBC, RTE, and NPR. Her next book, Between Two Rivers: a Journey Through the Ancient Heart of Iraq (commissioned by IB Tauris), is a travelogue using ancient sites as a narrative device to tell the story of Iraqi culture today.