Luke Cody was born in 1980 in Melbourne, Australia. His interest in photography stems from a love of documentary filmmaking and a fascination with the duality of human nature.

In 2008, he visited four provinces in Afghanistan, photographing people living in communities supported by Afghanaid. Since then he’s covered conflicts in Ukraine, North Africa and has worked extensively in the Middle East. In May, he travelled to South America, spending three months in Venezuela covering the mass demonstrations against the government of President Maduro.

His work has been published in The Guardian, New Yorker Magazine, Al-Monitor, The Evening Standard, ABC News and has been exhibited at shows in London and Sydney.

His first book, Conflicting Interests, explores conflict and the similarities shared by marginalised groups, and will be released In January next year.