A Look at Kurdistan

This past winter break, the Tufts New Initiative for Middle East Peace (NIMEP) traveled to Iraqi Kurdistan (an autonomous entity within the federal Iraqi Republic). Ian MacLellan (A’12), a member of NIMEP, served as the official photographer of the student delegation on this trip. He documented the experience by means of a powerful photo essay. He writes:

Kurdish culture has its roots in extremely ancient societies along the Tigris River and has been repressed and destroyed for centuries. Their culture is now a creation and amalgamation of both indigenous and ancient Iranian traditions and a reaction against modern Turkish, Persian and Arab influences.

MacLellan also created a photo timelapse video of scenes from Kurdistan:

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