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Simon Chang - Shepherds and the Slaughterhouse, Galerija Fotografija, 2023, Ljubljana

 

Hardcover (book softcover) afixed with rubber band.

Kurdistan was, in the past years, often the center of photojournalistic reporting. An autonomous region spanning across the north of Iraq, Syria, Turkey, and Iran, it was subjected to violence from Islamic radical groups (most recently) since 2014. But where many photographers turned their lens towards the conflict itself, Simon Chang seemed to be more interested in the less obvious wounds of the nation, ones concealed even inside it. Between two visits to north Iraq – one in 2018 and one in 2019, he became interested in two places existing as part of everyday life yet removed or rejected from the eye of the public. The first was Hawler, a psychiatric hospital in Erbil, the second The Duhok Municipal Slaughterhouse in the mountains of Simele. The photographer documented his encounters both with photographs and in writing, enabling the reader to immerse themselves in the stories of the Kurdish people and catch a glimpse of their extraodrinary lives.

The book includes essays by Simon Chang in Slovene and English.

The book received the award for the Best designed book at Slovene book fair 2023.

Order at Galerija Fotografija.

Pages: 272
Place: Ljubljana
Year: 2023
Publisher: Galerija Fotografija
Size: 15 x 23 cm (approx.)







Simon Chang Shepherds and the Slaughterhouse

Simon Chang Shepherds and the Slaughterhouse

Simon Chang Shepherds and the Slaughterhouse

Simon Chang Shepherds and the Slaughterhouse

Simon Chang Shepherds and the Slaughterhouse

Simon Chang Shepherds and the Slaughterhouse


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Hardcover (book softcover) afixed with rubber band.

Kurdistan was, in the past years, often the center of photojournalistic reporting. An autonomous region spanning across the north of Iraq, Syria, Turkey, and Iran, it was subjected to violence from Islamic radical groups (most recently) since 2014. But where many photographers turned their lens towards the conflict itself, Simon Chang seemed to be more interested in the less obvious wounds of the nation, ones concealed even inside it. Between two visits to north Iraq – one in 2018 and one in 2019, he became interested in two places existing as part of everyday life yet removed or rejected from the eye of the public. The first was Hawler, a psychiatric hospital in Erbil, the second The Duhok Municipal Slaughterhouse in the mountains of Simele. The photographer documented his encounters both with photographs and in writing, enabling the reader to immerse themselves in the stories of the Kurdish people and catch a glimpse of their extraodrinary lives.

The book includes essays by Simon Chang in Slovene and English.

The book received the award for the Best designed book at Slovene book fair 2023.

Order at Galerija Fotografija.

Pages: 272
Place: Ljubljana
Year: 2023
Publisher: Galerija Fotografija
Size: 15 x 23 cm (approx.)