Adel Al-Yousifi is a Kuwaiti businessman, photographer,
writer, and social reformer. He awoke in London on the
morning of August 2, 1990, to hear Iraqi troops had
invaded his country. As days passed and Iraq showed no
sign of withdrawing, Al-Yousifi determined to participate in
his compatriots’ quest for Kuwait’s liberation.
He found his niche as a volunteer photographer for the
Free Kuwait Campaign run out of the National Union of
Kuwaiti Students’ headquarters on Porchester Terrace.
During the 7 months of the occupation, he recorded the
FKC’s activities in more than 8,500 photos. From this
collection, he culled several hundred photos for a book he
published in 1997, Free Kuwait Campaign: a Testimony from London.
He launched this website in 2012 to expand on the book with more photos, more text, and videos.
After returning to Kuwait in March 1991, he spent 8
months photographing the ravaged country. This effort
resulted in 2 books and in the Evidence website.