Return to Kurdistan
Upper Waiting Hall, Houses of Parliament
23rd – 26th October 2017
Organised by Gulan and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Kurdistan Region in Iraq
Return to Kurdistan showed Iraqi Kurdistan and Northern Iraq in photographs by Gulan’s Creative Director Richard Wilding alongside historical photographs by Anthony Kersting.
We wish to thank the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Kurdistan Region in Iraq for their collaboration and Henry Smith MP for sponsoring the event.
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, made available by the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, form an important record of the region’s minorities and historical sites that have recently been damaged or destroyed.