As part of Nour Festival of Arts 2015

Nour Festival of Arts shines light on the best of contemporary Middle Eastern and North African arts and culture each October and November in venues across Kensington and Chelsea. Featuring music, film, food, exhibitions, talks and dance, Nour acts as a crucial meeting point for East and West.

Richard Wilding’s photographs of Iraqi Kurdistan can also be seen
on Gulan’s Contemporary Photography page

Kurdistan: A Dream Suspended

A talk and photographic presentation by Gulan’s Creative Director Richard Wilding

Wednesday 4th November 2015
The Ismaili Centre, 1 Cromwell Gardens, London SW7 2SL

Richard Wilding presents his contemporary photography of the heritage and people of the Kurdistan region of Iraq, touching on its troubled past and the current refugee crisis. There is a saying that Kurds have “no friends but the mountains”, as successive conquerors have driven them deep into the hills to preserve their culture and lives. The current crisis in the region opens another chapter in its troubled history, with 1.8 million refugees and internally displaced people now seeking a safe haven from the nearby conflict. Wilding’s images form an important and vivid record of Kurdistan’s past and present.