Fine Art Print: Shepherd of Kirkuk


A shepherd on the outskirts of Kirkuk, Iraq, captured in October 2018. I spent almost two months in Kurdistan Iraq that year to report about the political future of the Kurdistan region. I also visited Kirkuk - the "Jerusalem of the Kurds" - which is supposed to be the capital of a future independent Kurdish state in the minds of some people in the region. However, Kirkuk is a multi-ethnic city with not only Kurds, but also Sunni Arabs, Turkmen and Assyrian Christians living here. They all disagree about the future of the city. And since the Independence Referendum in 2017, Kirkuk is again under control of the Iraqi government, which holds a tight grip on the city with the help of the Shia Hashd al-Shaabi militias. The security situation is highly unstable and on the two days we spent in the city, two IS-car bombs blew up in Kirkuk. On our way out, we passed this shepherd and I tried to catch the peace and tranquillity in this scene with a quick shot out of our car. Whatever the political turmoil of the region, sheep will keep grazing and farmers will keep going after their business. 


This photograph will be printed on highest quality Giclée Fine Art paper (Hahnemühle Pearl) by my trusted printing company based in London. The chosen paper creates really natural black and white images and offers vibrant colour reproduction and great detail. The paper is resin coated with a fibrous feel. The satin finish of the resin coating gives depth to the image which combined with the texture and vibrant colour reproduction gives the image the feel of an oil painting. It is one of the most suitable Fine Art papers for mounting. 


Your order will be personally inspected and hand signed by me. If you wish, I can also leave you a short greeting on the back of the print.


This picture is available in different sizes. The recommended size is 30x45cm (A3). The photo comes with a standardised 2cm white border. If you wish the white border to be thicker or thinner, please add this information after placing the item in your Shopping Cart.


PLEASE NOTE: Framing and mounting are not included. Shipping costs will be added to your order price. 


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