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“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…

The Female BeekeeperBY Zewan Sirwan

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Khabat Karim Hassan, 62, has been in the beekeeping business since 1993. She began because of her husband's influence and support, who is also a beekeeper. She supports her family…

A Champion for Women’s RightsBY Shamal Hisamadin

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Hawzhin Mohammad Rasool, 28, is a teacher and social activist in Shene village, Qaladza, who works tirelessly to help people and raise awareness among women in her village on their…

Turkey-Syria earthquake: “worst natural disaster for a century”BY Julia Zimmermann

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The death toll from a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, followed by a series of aftershocks, that struck Turkey and Syria on February 6, 2023 has passed 45,000 and continues to rise.…


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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For Every Woman (Erbil)

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Marking the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, Metrography Agency in partnership with Seed Foundation organized “For Every Woman”, a photo exhibition and a window into the myriad contributions…
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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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