Launch of Kurdish Photography Exhibition in Hull

Final Kurdistan  Photography  Exhibition Poster

The public are invited to a new exhibition of photographs of Kurdistan, launched at HIP (Hull International Photography) Gallery, Upper Deck, Princess Quay Shopping Centre, Hull, on Friday 13thFebruary 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm.

The exhibition is suitable for photography lovers of all ages and is free of charge. It can be seen at HIP Gallery daily 12 noon until 5pm Monday to Saturday, and 12 noon until 4 pm on Sundays until March 27th 2015.

In colourful contrast to the recent French monochrome show, by acclaimed street photographer Fred Trobrillant, this brand new Kurdish exhibition captures the rich and colourful diversity of Kurdish life, through the eyes of two celebrated Kurdish Photographers; Ranj Abdullah and Nasih Ali Xayat.

The photographs have been chosen with HIP Gallery guest curator Dilzar Ali who says “This exhibition is filled with joy, colour and emotion, showing the true beauty of life in Kurdistan.”

28 year old director of photography, Ranj Abdulla was born in Sulemanya city Kurdistan (northern Iraq). Ranj explained “As a photographer, these photographs bring together all the pictures I have seen, the books I have read, the music I have heard, the people I have loved. You don’t make a photograph just with a camera.”

Photographer Nasih Ali Xayat aged 33 is from Halabja City Kurdistan (northern Iraq). He comes from a poor family background and didn’t begin his photography until 2002. Nasih explained, “You don’t need to speak the same language to appreciate the photographs, everyone can understand them. Taking photographs has helped me to feel alive again.”

For more information or photo opportunity please contact:
HIP Gallery Cocurator & CEO of The Creative & Cultural Company Alan Raw


The Creative and Cultural Company has a Board of Trustees with a range of skills and experiences to oversee what we do and help us achieve our aims, a Curators Committee and a pool of around 20 volunteers. New volunteers are always needed, so please let everyone know.


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