Thursday, April 03, 2008

Kurdish photos

Disclaimer: all the images in this post are under copyright and cannot be used, even partially, without the autors' authorization.

The photos the title is about are not mine. Luckily, I'd say.

In Diyarbakir, where I was a couple of weeks ago, for the Newroz, I met two interesting photographers, who were working on Kurdish pictures.

Here is a sample of Piergiorgio Casotti's work. Many more photos (and, I would say, even better than this one, that he graciously allowed me to use) are on his website.

He was in Turkey for a few weeks, so he has quite a portfolio on Kurds.

Below you can see Ipek, one of our guides. A Kurdish young woman who, like most Kurds, has a story that deserves to be told, one day. This picture, as well as the last one, was taken by Melania Comoretto. She too has a website, and she seems to prefer portraits. She especially likes to work on women who, just like Ipek, have stories that deserve to be told.

On Sunday Melania will be one of the photographers to take part in the Rome International Festival.

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