Return to Kurdistan

Richard Wilding

The Street Gallery, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4ND

22 May – 1 September 2017

Open to the public Monday to Fridays (not public holidays) 9am – 5pm.

Organised by Gulan and the University of Exeter

Return to Kurdistan shows Iraqi Kurdistan and Northern Iraq in photographs by Richard Wilding alongside historical photographs by Anthony Kersting.

Richard Wilding’s photographs explore the region’s ancient civilisation, its religious and ethnic diversity, history of persecution and renewal, and the current refugee crisis.

Anthony Kersting’s photographs from the 1940s form an important record of the region’s minorities and historical sites that have recently been damaged or destroyed.

Gulan: Promoting Kurdish Culture

Gulan promotes what is best in the culture of the Kurdish people. Its objective is to help sustain the sense of Kurdish identity and to preserve the heritage of Kurdistan for the benefit of people of all cultures and identities. It respects all people, cultures and faiths.

In addition to organising Kurdish cultural events, Gulan is researching and documenting the traditional textiles, costume and jewellery of the Kurdish people. It provides information about the Kurds and Kurdistan and is building a photographic archive.

Gulan is a UK registered charity formed in 2008. It has no political or religious agenda, and does not accept funds from sources which wish to advance a particular political or religious aim through their gift.


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