Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Telling Photography From Baghdad

I have just discovered some priceless and expert photos of Iraq which were posted between October 2005 and June 2006 by a young Iraqi woman in her early 20s. She has since moved to the USA. In the main they are of Baghdad where she originates.

They range from an old photo of the outskirts of Baghdad in 1904 to modern scenes of explosions. From present day Iraq, we have pictures of black market petrol sales, a curfew, football, voting in elections, schools, Court scenes from Saddam's trial and a suicide attack on a bus. From an older Iraq come photos of poets and of Marsh Arabs.

Then there are timeless matters (if they are not now damaged and destroyed) of Iraqi Art, Babylon and Monuments.

If you want to understand why Iraqis love their country even (or especially) when forced into exile, then click here.

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