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“I had to see for myself”BY Ed Kashi, Purva Tsai, Erol Franks, Eric Flood

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“We could say that photography is an artifact; it's fiction, not to be confused with fantasy. We could argue that it is based in reality, but ultimately, we as photographers…

Living Amidst the Remnants of BombsBY Zardasht Osman

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Chemical bombs have deeply impacted Kurdish people over the years. These bombs have left a distressing and fatal memory on the people's minds, having taken the lives of many individuals,…

Akre: A Growing Haven for Tourists and RefugeesBY Hawre Khalid

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Akre, situated in northern Iraq on the outskirts of the Nineveh Plains, is an integral part of a series of diverse settlements found along the foothills of the same mountain…

“We can’t see well”BY Fayaq Hamasalih & Hawre Khalid

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The first chemical attack on the Kurds was carried out by Saddam Hussein in the Balisan Valley and nearby villages on April 16, 1987. This attack resulted in more than…

Mines from Iraq-Iran war continue to threaten Kurdistan’s PenjwenBY Bandan Atta

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Mines from Iraq-Iran war continue to threaten Kurdistan's Penjwen Penjwen, a small town in Iraqi Kurdistan, is known for its picturesque landscapes and ancient history, but beneath the surface of…

Photographing Kirkuk between 2007-2023, following US-led invasion of IraqBY Hawre Khalid

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A selection of photos photojournalist Hawre Khalid took of his hometown, Kirkuk, in the last fifteen years, following the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.  Khalid tells his story of…


Named for photojournalist Kamaran Najm, who disappeared while covering fighting between the Kurdish Peshmerga and ISIS in Kirkuk in 2014, the Kamaran Awards were presented for the first time in 2022 by Metrography, the photojournalism agency that he co-founded.

The Kamaran Awards consists of two separate awards, which were bestowed at a ceremony in Sulaymaniyah on June 12, 2022.

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Italian Ambassador to Iraq visits Kamaran Museum

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Maurizio Greganti, the Italian Ambassador to Iraq and Michele Camerota, the Italian Consul General in the Kurdistan Region visited Kamaran Museum.

Political Officer of the Netherlands Consulate General visits Metrography Agency.

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Jelle-Jochem Duits, Political Officer of the Netherlands Consulate General in Erbil, visited Metrography Agency.

The First Annual Kamaran Awards Held in Sulaymaniyah

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On the eighth anniversary of the disappearance of Metrography Agency co-founder Kamaran Najm, the agency organized the inaugural Kamaran Awards in Sulaymaniyah on June 12, 2022. Journalist Qazi Shibili from…


First Aid Training

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Metrography Agency organized a two-day first aid training workshop for several photographers in Sulaymaniyah. The workshop was delivered by a professional trainer in theory and practice. The aim of the…
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Six Windows (Sulaymaniyah)

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Metrography Agency in collaboration with Lens on Life Project, and Kurdistan Save the Children Organization organized the “Six Windows” photography exhibition on October 2, 2023. The exhibition featured photography projects…
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Metrography agency in collaboration with organized a presentation for the Spanish photographer, Begoña Zubero. she (born in Bilbao , 1962) is a Spanish photographer, who since the eighties, has…
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