By William Carter

Photographer, Author, Jazz Musician

Iraqi Kurdistan: More Surprises (Part 2)

with 9 comments


In this part we focus, in black and white, on the villagers and shepherds living in the mountains of northern Iraq in 1965.

For background text, please see the previous blog (part 1).

Iraqi Kurdistan 1965 photographs © William Carter

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8. I think this is the town of Halabja, later victim of a horrible gas attack by Saddam Hussein.

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September 5, 2014 at 12:00 pm

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  1. those children in caves pic i know them one of them my father i been in these caves before when i was a kid my father still alive he mentioned that when he first saw these pictures great pics

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    Peshraw Saad

    April 19, 2015 at 4:04 pm

  2. Bill: I’ve now received “Teens-number 8”. My mind, and heart, wraps around the thought that these people are now adults in our evolving world. What gift can we provide them to accept, and to embrace, CHANGE as the elemental force of our lives? Or is it we, who need that nudge? Is it “tension relief” that invites change, or vice-versa? I’m looking at Peter Galbraith’s book, “The End of Iraq”, as a possibility of easing some tensions. Your photos help to keep me in our human race!! By cc, I’m sharing them with Mike McGuire (captain at Utukulu) best bob burrows

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    Bob Burrows

    October 3, 2014 at 8:55 pm

  3. Thanks so much for posting these photos and your comments on the situation. Your images are memorable.

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    Rebecca Palmer

    September 12, 2014 at 11:11 pm

  4. Wonderful photos from a brave and a courage man how was ready to face and endure danger and pain. Thank you.

    I have seen many villages like these when i was Peshmega in the chowman/Galala area. However, there are remarkable changes in the last 25 years where Kurdistan is ruled by its own people, the Kurds, and no more by Baghdad. especially in the remote villages where most of them now have roads, electricity, small water projects. Houses similar to that what you see in the pictures are very rare now.

    Thank you you again

    Hammed akrawi
    Erbil

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    Dr akrawi

    September 7, 2014 at 9:01 pm

  5. well done, very remarkable pictures for a nation under opresion and genocide attaches for several time.
    D.J

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    Dara

    September 7, 2014 at 6:01 am

  6. Beautiful picture,thank you so much

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    Kamiran

    September 6, 2014 at 7:38 am

  7. Wonderful photos! Thank you.
    I think the last photo (#8) is Tawela, not too far from Halabja, right on the border with Iran, a wonderful place with terraces of walnut trees and some of the finest series rock walls that go way up the mountain sides. Mostly destroyed during the Iran-Iraq War, the fine stonework of the town that remained has been lost to modernization. Stafford.

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    Stafford Clarry

    September 6, 2014 at 12:55 am

  8. Remarkable pictures of places we would never see, but read about. Thanks!

    Betsy & Hans

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    ELIZABETH BRITTEN NILSON

    September 5, 2014 at 8:20 pm

  9. Hi Bill:

    Great photos! Certainly currently very timely. Frank

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    Frank J Scheufele

    September 5, 2014 at 5:39 pm


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