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Dreaming of Kurdistan, the “Other Iraq”

American photojournalist Erin Trieb has worked in the semi-autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan since 2014, capturing a side of Iraq rarely seen. “I think audiences (are) exhausted of seeing Iraq represented myopically as a place of terrorism and bombings,” she says. While this is a reality in some parts of Iraq, Trieb says she also found that daily life seemed to go on, with picnics and family gatherings and other customs unique to the Kurdish community.
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