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):
- Asatrian, G. (2009). Prolegomena to the study of the Kurds. Iran and the Caucasus, 13, pp. 1-58. (pdf)
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”.