Humans of Kurdistan
The "Humans Of Kurdistan" project aims to present the cultural diversity of the country. A look at the faces but also the stories that lie behind each of them.

October 6, 2020

“Life is really not the bubble that many people see it as, from the moment I have opened my eyes nothing seemed to have go my way. As a young boy, I was a shepherd, a farmer, and always worked in the mud in my village. Because of the difficult life I had, despite being born in 1957 I got married at the age of thirty five. Life used to be different from what it is now; when I got married my friends sons’ have already become shepherds. I have been digging wells since the 1980s, I’m several meters beneath the earth for the most part of the day as I try to dig more and more. Whenever I come back to the surface of the earth, the loneliness from down there stays with me, and so I don’t have the desire to speak to anyone. The darkness and loneliness of the wells have attached me to my thoughts only.”