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Susan Meiselas Assistant Laura Hubber with translator As’ad Gozeh developing and processing Polaroid positive-negative film. Sulaymaniyah, northern Iraq, 1993 © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos
Susan Meiselas NORTHERN IRAQ. Kurdistan. 1991. A proud Peshmerga soldier pays to have his photograph taken on the streets of Arbil. The backdrop is an unknown location, but it is NOT Kurdistan. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos
Susan Meiselas NORTHERN IRAQ. Liberated Kurdistan. 1991. Refugees live in a former military base in Qasir and Macos that has been deserted by the Iraqi army. Saddam Hussein's portrait has been shot up. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos
Susan Meiselas Jamal Keder Osman shows a picture he carries of himself as a peshmerga fighter from the 1963 rebellion. Arbil. Kurdistan. Northern Iraq. 1991. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos
Susan Meiselas NORTHERN IRAQ. Kurdistan. June 1992. New cemetery of Goktapa where villagers from mass grave were reburied. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos
Susan Meiselas Families return to the ruins of their homes after the Iraqi army forced them to leave in 1989. Qala Diza, Liberated Kurdistan. Northern Iraq. 1991. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos
Susan Meiselas Ernest Chantre, "Missions Scientifiques en Transcaucasie, Asia Miner ey Syrie 1890-1894, Archives du Museum d'Histoire Naturelle du Lyon, 6th Volume" 1895. Courtesy The Field Museum, Chicago. Mater (...)
Susan Meiselas Ernest Chantre, "Missions Scientifiques en Transcaucasie, Asia Miner ey Syrie 1890-1894, Archives du Museum d'Histoire Naturelle du Lyon, 6th Volume" 1895. Courtesy The Field Museum, Chicago. Mater (...)
Susan Meiselas The cover of The Sphere, British weekly, published between 1900 and 1964. Courtesy the Illustrated London News Picture Library. Material used in "Kurdistan, In the Shadow of History." Random House, (...)
Susan Meiselas Handwritten captions and photographs by Lynette Soane/Courtesy Sheri Lazier. . Material used in "Kurdistan, In the Shadow of History." Random House, New York, 1997. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos
Susan Meiselas Handwritten captions and photographs by Lynette Soane/Courtesy Sheri Lazier. Material used in "Kurdistan, In the Shadow of History." Random House, New York, 1997. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos
Susan Meiselas Mulla Mustafa Barzani and Mas'ud Barzani in Washington DC. Courtesy Rafiq Studio. Material used in "Kurdistan, In the Shadow of History." Random House, New York, 1997. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos
Susan Meiselas Kurdish men look closely at clothes left on top of graves marking unidentified bones exhumed below. Erbil, Kurdistan. Northern Iraq. June 1992. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos
Susan Meiselas KURDISTAN. December, 1991. Arbil Taymour Abdullah, 15, the only survivor of village execution, shows his bullet wound. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos
Susan Meiselas Dr. Clyde Snow, internationally known forensic anthropologist, holds the blindfolded skull of an executed male teenager estimated to be between 15-18 years old. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos
Susan Meiselas NORTHERN IRAQ. Kurdistan. 1991. Photographs of Kamaran Abdullah Saber 20 years old, held by his family at Saiwan Hill cemetery. He was killed in July 1991 during a student demonstration against Sad (...)