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.

January 12, 2022

“I have been a band seller for 45 years. This job was left to my father. Mi ordered the music. There used to be a lot of interest but now no one is showing interest. Everything has gone digital. I see my childhood and my whole life in this work. My factory is small but so far, I have archived about 20 thousand bands. From local artists to famous artists and artists whose names have been forgotten, the band has everything in my archive. They are amazed when artists come to my workshop and see their band. Because they too have forgotten their bands and have nothing in their hands. Ever since I started this business, I have always been selling a band or even picking it up for my archive. If a band is left in my hand to give me a worldly home, I will not sell it. Because I gave the order to this work and it means a lot to me. They come from many countries and receive bands from me. Some want 10, some 20 bands. I really want to sell the band to people who know their value. “Because ignorant people listen once and then drop it.”