Topic: Kurdistan

Ako Salemi
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#LightboxFF: On the Streets of Tehran with Ako Salemi

Iranian Photographer Ako Salemi brings an artful vision of Tehran to his Instagram feed through street scenes inspired by old Hollywood and classic film noir

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Yezidi women stranded in the Singar Mountains wait for the arrival of a rescue helicopter. Iraq, August 12, 2014.
Photo Essay

Tragedy on Mount Sinjar

Thousands of Yezidis are awaiting rescue in the inhospitable Sinjar Mountains of northern Iraq but, as Magnum photographer Moises Saman documents, help is fleeting

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Image: Kurdistan rocket launcher
Photo Essay

Blood for Oil: Kurdistan by Ivor Prickett

In this week’s issue of TIME, documentary photographer Ivor Prickett documented how the semi-autonomous Kurdish region in Iraq’s north is booming.

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Anoek Steketee
Out There

Roller Coasters in Rwanda; Fairy Tales in Turkmenistan

While photographer Anoek Steketee and writer Eefje Blankevoort traveled through Northern Iraq, they stumbled across a surreal scene amidst the daily reports of kidnappings and sectarian violence—an amusement park called Dream City. That visit spurred a four-year journey through the world of carnies and Ferris wheels from Rwanda to Turkmenistan.

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