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Map of Displacement

24/05/15 - Chermo camp, Chamchamal, Iraq - A view of Chermo Camp, on the way between Sulaimaniyah to Chamchamal (visible in the far back of the picture). © Dario Bosio and Stefano Carini/Metrography
24/05/15 - Chermo camp, Chamchamal, Iraq - A view of Chermo Camp, on the way between Sulaimaniyah to Chamchamal (visible in the far back of the picture). © Dario Bosio and Stefano Carini/Metrography

24/05/15 - Chermo camp, Chamchamal, Iraq - A view of Chermo Camp, on the way between Sulaimaniyah to Chamchamal (visible in the far back of the picture). © Dario Bosio and Stefano Carini/Metrography

17/02/15 -Tanjero, Iraq: Ghazal hangs up the family laundry while holding her grandson, Mazal. The family of Yezidis, displaced from Sinjar, live next to an oil refinery in the Kurdish Region of Iraq. The young men run the refinery 24 hours a day with little to no safety equipment. © Sebastian Meyer/Metrography
17/02/15 -Tanjero, Iraq: Ghazal hangs up the family laundry while holding her grandson, Mazal. The family of Yezidis, displaced from Sinjar, live next to an oil refinery in the Kurdish Region of Iraq. The young men run the refinery 24 hours a day with little to no safety equipment. © Sebastian Meyer/Metrography

17/02/15 -Tanjero, Iraq: Ghazal hangs up the family laundry while holding her grandson, Mazal. The family of Yezidis, displaced from Sinjar, live next to an oil refinery in the Kurdish Region of Iraq. The young men run the refinery 24 hours a day with little to no safety equipment. © Sebastian Meyer/Metrography

04/06/2014. Shaqlawa, Iraq. - A group of displaced men from Al Anbar and Syria sleep on the floor at the Gazino cafe, where they all work as waiters. © Rawsht Twana/Metrography
04/06/2014. Shaqlawa, Iraq. - A group of displaced men from Al Anbar and Syria sleep on the floor at the Gazino cafe, where they all work as waiters. © Rawsht Twana/Metrography

04/06/2014. Shaqlawa, Iraq. - A group of displaced men from Al Anbar and Syria sleep on the floor at the Gazino cafe, where they all work as waiters. © Rawsht Twana/Metrography

28/08/15. Shaqlawa, Iraq. - Jaser, from Falluja, washes his father's grave in the new part of Shaqlawa's graveyard. His father died two months after arriving to Shaqlawa as a displaced person, early 2014. © Dario Bosio/Metrography
28/08/15. Shaqlawa, Iraq. - Jaser, from Falluja, washes his father's grave in the new part of Shaqlawa's graveyard. His father died two months after arriving to Shaqlawa as a displaced person, early 2014. © Dario Bosio/Metrography

28/08/15. Shaqlawa, Iraq. - Jaser, from Falluja, washes his father's grave in the new part of Shaqlawa's graveyard. His father died two months after arriving to Shaqlawa as a displaced person, early 2014. © Dario Bosio/Metrography

29/08/15. Shaqlawa, Iraq. - A group of young displaced people from Al Anbar province play cards in a garden at the centre of the bazar where they meet regularly at the end of each day. © Dario Bosio/Metrography
29/08/15. Shaqlawa, Iraq. - A group of young displaced people from Al Anbar province play cards in a garden at the centre of the bazar where they meet regularly at the end of each day. © Dario Bosio/Metrography

29/08/15. Shaqlawa, Iraq. - A group of young displaced people from Al Anbar province play cards in a garden at the centre of the bazar where they meet regularly at the end of each day. © Dario Bosio/Metrography

16/05/15. Awbar Village, Darbandikhan area, Iraq. - The mountains around Awbar village. © Aram Karim/Metrography
16/05/15. Awbar Village, Darbandikhan area, Iraq. - The mountains around Awbar village. © Aram Karim/Metrography

16/05/15. Awbar Village, Darbandikhan area, Iraq. - The mountains around Awbar village. © Aram Karim/Metrography

17/12/14 - Sulaymaniyah, Iraq - A portrait of Daham Faiaq 12, y.o. refugee from Kobane, Syria inside his room at the Babosi Hotel, where families of Iraqi IDPs live together with refugees from Syrian Kurdistan. © Aram Karim/Metrography
17/12/14 - Sulaymaniyah, Iraq - A portrait of Daham Faiaq 12, y.o. refugee from Kobane, Syria inside his room at the Babosi Hotel, where families of Iraqi IDPs live together with refugees from Syrian Kurdistan. © Aram Karim/Metrography

17/12/14 - Sulaymaniyah, Iraq - A portrait of Daham Faiaq 12, y.o. refugee from Kobane, Syria inside his room at the Babosi Hotel, where families of Iraqi IDPs live together with refugees from Syrian Kurdistan. © Aram Karim/Metrography

22/05/2015. Sharbazher village. Tea break during the construction of a small house in a piece of land belonging to the aunt of Mohammed, an IDP from Sinjar. © Rawsht Twana/Metrography
22/05/2015. Sharbazher village. Tea break during the construction of a small house in a piece of land belonging to the aunt of Mohammed, an IDP from Sinjar. © Rawsht Twana/Metrography

22/05/2015. Sharbazher village. Tea break during the construction of a small house in a piece of land belonging to the aunt of Mohammed, an IDP from Sinjar. © Rawsht Twana/Metrography

24/05/15 - Chermo camp, Chamchamal, Iraq - A portrait of Hayder, 32, his wife Zahraa, 27, and their kids Nabaa, Moustafa, Muhamed and Fadel. From Bartella, Mosul. The holy Quran that Hayder took with him when leaving his home in Bartella. © Dario Bosio and Stefano Carini/Metrography
24/05/15 - Chermo camp, Chamchamal, Iraq - A portrait of Hayder, 32, his wife Zahraa, 27, and their kids Nabaa, Moustafa, Muhamed and Fadel. From Bartella, Mosul. The holy Quran that Hayder took with him when leaving his home in Bartella. © Dario Bosio and Stefano Carini/Metrography

24/05/15 - Chermo camp, Chamchamal, Iraq - A portrait of Hayder, 32, his wife Zahraa, 27, and their kids Nabaa, Moustafa, Muhamed and Fadel. From Bartella, Mosul. The holy Quran that Hayder took with him when leaving his home in Bartella. © Dario Bosio and Stefano Carini/Metrography

20/05/15. Shaqlawa, Iraq. - A displaced Christian boy from Qaraqosh inside the courtyard at Al Shuhada church. Around 800 Christian families have arrived to Shaqlawa since August 2014. Most of them have now been moved to shipping containers in a new camp in Erbil. © Stefano Carini/Metrography
20/05/15. Shaqlawa, Iraq. - A displaced Christian boy from Qaraqosh inside the courtyard at Al Shuhada church. Around 800 Christian families have arrived to Shaqlawa since August 2014. Most of them have now been moved to shipping containers in a new camp in Erbil. © Stefano Carini/Metrography

20/05/15. Shaqlawa, Iraq. - A displaced Christian boy from Qaraqosh inside the courtyard at Al Shuhada church. Around 800 Christian families have arrived to Shaqlawa since August 2014. Most of them have now been moved to shipping containers in a new camp in Erbil. © Stefano Carini/Metrography

04/04/2015, Kirkuk, Iraq. - Widad (Sunni Muslim) visits Ghanem's (Christian) part of the house for a friendly tea session. © Bnar Sardar/Metrography
04/04/2015, Kirkuk, Iraq. - Widad (Sunni Muslim) visits Ghanem's (Christian) part of the house for a friendly tea session. © Bnar Sardar/Metrography

04/04/2015, Kirkuk, Iraq. - Widad (Sunni Muslim) visits Ghanem's (Christian) part of the house for a friendly tea session. © Bnar Sardar/Metrography

27/07/15, Zakho, Iraq -  Jihan 20 years old, illiterate From Sinon, Sinjar area. Date of capture: 04/08/2014.  Length of captivity: 10 months. Identifying details of the girls' accounts have been omitted, their names changed and identifying physical features and designs (such as tattoos) have been deleted in order to ensure their safety. © Seivan M. Salim/Metrography
27/07/15, Zakho, Iraq -  Jihan 20 years old, illiterate From Sinon, Sinjar area. Date of capture: 04/08/2014.  Length of captivity: 10 months. Identifying details of the girls' accounts have been omitted, their names changed and identifying physical features and designs (such as tattoos) have been deleted in order to ensure their safety. © Seivan M. Salim/Metrography

27/07/15, Zakho, Iraq -  Jihan 20 years old, illiterate From Sinon, Sinjar area. Date of capture: 04/08/2014.  Length of captivity: 10 months. Identifying details of the girls' accounts have been omitted, their names changed and identifying physical features and designs (such as tattoos) have been deleted in order to ensure their safety. © Seivan M. Salim/Metrography

 

Fondata nel 2009, Metrography è la prima agenzia irachena di fotogiornalismo. Il primo obiettivo dell’agenzia è stato soprattutto quello di riuscire a formare fotografi curdo-iracheni, affinché si potesse avere un punto di vista “interno” ad una realtà raccontata in maniera predominante dai media occidentali.

Map of Displacement è un progetto multimediale nato in seno all’agenzia, con l’intento di riuscire a raccontare efficacemente le condizioni di vita di circa un milione e mezzo di persone che sono dovute fuggire dall’avanzata dell’IS, rifugiandosi nella regione del Kurdistan iracheno. Il progetto è portato avanti dai fotografi di Metrography insieme a giornalisti e fotografi internazionali.
Dario Bosio, che con Stefano Carini è editor del progetto, così ha descritto a Phom la genesi di Map of Displacement:

«L’idea per Map of Displacement è venuta a Stefano Carini dopo i primi mesi del conflitto con ISIS. I fotografi dell’agenzia avevano coperto ogni angolo della guerra, e le fotografie di Metrography erano apparse su alcune tra le più importanti pubblicazioni internazionali. Nonostante questo, come unica agenzia Irachena, la sensazione era che si potesse fare di più. Mentre i media internazionali si focalizzavano sugli scontri e sulle linee del fronte, una parte importante della storia non veniva riportata: la catastrofe umanitaria causata dal conflitto.
Per noi era di cruciale importanza riuscire a raccontare questa parte della storia. Abbiamo lasciato le frontline, che raccontava poco sul costo umano della guerra, e ci siamo dedicati per un anno intero a raccogliere le storie e le testimonianze degli sfollati interni al Kurdistan Iracheno.
Mentre i media internazionali andavano e venivano, noi vivevamo lì, i nostri fotografi erano iracheni, conoscevano la lingua e il territorio meglio di chiunque altro. Inoltre, ognuno di loro era stato a sua volta sfollato o rifugiato almeno due volte nel corso della sua vita: la prima durante il genocidio perpetrato da Saddam Hussein contro i curdi nel 1988, la seconda durante la guerra del Golfo del 1991 - tutti loro sapevano per esperienza diretta cosa significa vivere da sfollato.
Abbiamo unito i nostri fotografi locali a un team di scrittori internazionali, così da poter beneficiare di ambedue i punti di vista sulla stessa tematica, e abbiamo così potuto mettere insieme dodici storie da ogni angolo della regione, costruendo quello che è diventato il primo progetto collettivo di Metrography: una mappa interattiva che racconta lo sfollamento interno all’interno del Kurdistan Iracheno.»

Map of Displacement è realizzato da un team di 12 persone, diverse per background e provenienza. Qui potete leggere i loro profili.

Gabriele Magazzù

 

 

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