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An intimate look at an ancient culture in modern times

by Victoria Fine
  Unless you’re an aficionado of middle-eastern culture or world politics, you have probably heard little about the Kurds, a historically nomadic ethnic group that inhabits the mountains that edge Turkey, Syria Iraq and Iran. Photographer Jon Vidar’s first public exhibition offers an intimate look at this culture that has thrived since the Mesopotamian era but has garnered little consideration in modern times. Vidar’s short series of photographs, which focuses on Kurds in both southeastern Turkey and northern Iraq, purposefully ignores the politics of the region. Instead, it tells the story o... [more]
Posted by Victoria Fine on 5/18/09