Assistant Laura Hubber with developing positive/negative Polaroid film in Sulaymaniyah, Northern Iraq, 1993
Assistan Laura Hubber with translator As'ad Gozeh developing and processing Polaroid film. Sulaymaniyah, Northern Iraq, 1993
Susan researching photographs at Rafiq's studio, Sulaymaniyah, Northern Iraq, 1993. Photo: Laura Hubber
Ihsan Nuri Pasha and his wife, Yashar Khanum
Every picture tells a story and has another story behind it: Who's photographed? Who made it? Who found it? How did it survive? I wonder what we can know of any particular encounter by looking at such a picture today. We have the object, but it exists separated from the narrative of its making.
-S.M. from "Kurdistan: In the Shadow of History"
Postcard sent to Ibrahim Ahmed from Kurdish pen pal in 1931
Mulla Mustafa and Mas'ud Barzani in Washington, D.C.
Illustration by Clyde Magill, Newsweek, November 10, 1958
Kurdish Christian figher Margaret George by Kurdish photographer Zaher Rashid
Page from Alfabe by Mehmed Emin Bozarslan