Hawre Khalid’s Document of Daily Life in His War-Torn Hometown of Kirkuk

February 23, 2015

By David Walker


A game of pool in the Ahmed Agha Bazaar. Photographer Hawre Khalid wandered the streets of his hometown, photographing people trying to live normal lives amid hardship and violence.

To U.S. and European media audiences, Kirkuk is an oil-rich, war-torn city, previously occupied by the U.S. military and now a tense, violent hot spot in the war between the Kurdish security forces and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). But to photojournalist Hawre Khalid, Kirkuk is home, and a place where most people are just trying to...

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