8-year-old is Iraq’s youngest professional photographer

Qamar Hashim is an award winning photographer from Iraq who has been praised for his images of people in Baghdad… did we mention he's only eight?

The son of a photojournalist, Hashim has now become a celebrity in his own right after becoming the youngest photographer to win a variety of local Iraqi photography awards.

Hashim says he started taking pictures when he was 4-years old, capturing moments such as US troops invading outside his window.

In an interview, describing his favourite pictures he said: "My favorite picture is of a man sleeping who sells books at al-Mutanabi street.

"Also a picture of a bee on a rose, I ran a lot to follow the bee until I got this picture."