young italian photographer, tommaso protti, first traveled to northern kurdistan/
southeastern turkey in 2010. these photos are a selection of his three-year portrait of the kurds in the region. [part 1 of 2] - via the new yorker
- 13 july 2011 - kurdish children play in the euphrates river, near a flooded mosque in the old town of xelfetî (halfeti).
- kurdish students dance in celebration of newroz at dicle university in amed (diyarbakir).
- 12 february 2012 - children play in the schoolyard in the city of mêrdîn. behind them is an image of
mustafa kemal ataturk, the founding president of modern turkey.
- 18 july 2011 - a view of the tigris river (robarê dîcleyê) in batman province.
- 18 july 2011 - kurdish men buy watermelons at a stand on a road between amêd (diyarbakir) province and batman province.
- 21 march 2013 - in amêd province, two kurdish men listen to a reading of a letter by abdullah öcalan, the imprisoned leader of the kurdistan workers’ party, or PKK, during the newroz celebration.