Photo Portraits of Syrian and Iraqi Kurds

Below are a number of photographs that were displayed by French photographer Eric Lafforgue who traveled to refugee camps near the town of Erbil in northern Iraq. For more on the Kurds and their Iranian culture and identity consult the following article by Professor Garnik Asatrian (Chair, Iranian Studies Department, Yerevan State University; Editor, “Iran and the Caucasus”, BRILL, Leiden-Boston):

For more information on the Kurds kindly see the following link: The Kurds

The photographs by Lafforgue are of Kurds who have fled from the turmoil in nearby Syria as well as local Yezidi Iraqi Kurds. The report and pictures are available in the Daily Mail article entitled “Pale eyed portraits of Kurdistan”.

Syrian Kurdish girl-1[Click to Enlarge] A Syrian Kurdish girl (Picture source: Daily Mail/Eric Lafforgue).

Syrian Kurdish boy-1[Click to Enlarge] A Syrian Kurdish boy (Picture source: Daily Mail/Eric Lafforgue).

Syrian Kurdish man-1[Click to Enlarge] A Syrian Kurdish man (Picture source: Daily Mail/Eric Lafforgue).

Iraqi Kurdish girl-1[Click to Enlarge] An Iraqi Kurdish girl (Picture source: Daily Mail/Eric Lafforgue).

Syrian Kurdish boy-2[Click to Enlarge] An Syrian Kurdish boy (Picture source: Daily Mail/Eric Lafforgue).

Iraqi Kurdish girl-2 [Click to Enlarge] An Iraqi Kurdish girl (Picture source: Daily Mail/Eric Lafforgue).

Syrian Kurdish girl-2[Click to Enlarge] A Syrian Kurdish girl (Picture source: Daily Mail/Eric Lafforgue).