By William Carter

Photographer, Author, Jazz Musician

More on the Iraqi Kurds

with 5 comments


Barzani’s Legacy Persists

 

Because 2014 may be a decisive year for the Iraqi Kurds, a flood of enthusiastic responses poured in from my recent blog which featured photos of their legendary leader, Mullah Mustafa Barzani, and other memories of my trip through their beautiful homeland.

Here, then, are more of those Kodachrome slides shot with my Leicas on assignment from LIFE in 1965.

Photographs © William Carter

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1. Mullah Mustafa Barzani, spring 1965

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2. Mullah Mustafa Barzani, spring 1965

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3. Kurdish Peshmergas en route

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4. I hiked for two weeks with these tough survivors

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5. Hospitality in a local village

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6. A local sheik dressed accordingly

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7. The girls were no slouches, either

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8. Proudly singing traditional songs in the Kurdish language

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9. Peaceable Kurdistan lacks a seaport but has oil which the U.S. currently blocks the world from buying

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Written by bywilliamcarter

July 9, 2014 at 3:11 am

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  1. Thanks Bill! Great quality of the pictures and seldom seen insights from early Kurdish freedom fighters

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    Dawan

    July 12, 2014 at 10:54 am

  2. Great pictures. Many thanks. I follow on a regular basis the news about the Kurds. Jane

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    Jane Miller Chai

    July 10, 2014 at 3:54 am

  3. Your posts are most enlightening. Thank you for sharing them.

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    Friday Green

    July 9, 2014 at 2:46 pm

  4. Thanks Bill! Hans & Betsy Sweden

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    ELIZABETH BRITTEN NILSON

    July 9, 2014 at 6:37 am

  5. Thanks For sharing. Hopefully, by the end of this year president Barzani will declare independence.

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    Emad Muhammad

    July 9, 2014 at 4:52 am


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