Displaced Yezidi Community

05/03/2020 Dohuk, Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Starting in autumm 2014, approximately one million people have sought refuge from the atrocities of ISIS in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), many of them Yezidi Kurds from the Shingal Mountains. From 2016 to 2019 I have traveled to the region extensively to document German and European aid projects for Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and Syrian refugees in the region.

I created a vast body of work in these three years, so I start with this set of selected pictures revolving around the difficult life of Yesidi IDPs in the camps around Dohuk. The work was carried out for GIZ and the EU-QUDRA Programme and consisted of general communications consultancy,video and photography.