Ziyah Gafic is an award-winning photojournalist and videographer based in Sarajevo, focusing on societies locked in a perpetual cycle of violence and Muslim communities around the world. He covered major stories in over 50 countries. Gafic's work received many prestigious awards, such as multiple honors at World Press Photo, Grand Prix Discovery of the Year at Les Rencontres d'Arles, a Hasselblad Masters Award, the City of Perpignan Award for Young Reporters at Visa pour l'Image, Photo District News, the Getty Images grant for editorial photography, TED fellowship, Prince Claus grant, and the Magnum Emergency fund grant. His work is regularly published in leading international publications. Gafic authored several monographs, including Troubled Islam - short stories from troubled societies, Quest for Identity, and the most recent, Heartland.