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 31, 2022

“In 1977 I was doing my military service in Said Sadiq, and my profession was cobbling. I was cobbling the shoes and boots of the army men. Later, I returned to Akre and opened a shop. I have been in this profession for 42 years now, I’m really satisfied with it, and it has served my family and me pretty well. I open my shop for eight hours daily and fix shoes, school bags, and home equipment. In the 80s and 90s, people were fixing their shoes from four sides and were okay with it, so I had so many customers to the point that I had no time to answer anyone. But now people find it shameful to wear a shoe that has been cobbled, hence the profession is not as it used to be.”