A personal journey through modern Iraqi Kurdistan

Captured in 2012, the scene shows two young men laughing together, strolling down a hill with cameras swinging from their shoulders. It is a photograph from Sebastian Meyer’s book Under Every Yard of Sky of him and his friend Kamaran, who tragically disap

Photojournalist Sebastian Meyer weaves his documentary photography of a conflicted region with his own heartbreaking journey of friendship and loss.

Iraqi Kurdistan, Caught Between Worlds

Sebastian Meyer’s images of Iraqi Kurdistan, taken between 2008 and 2016, capture the region’s contrasts, which often exist side by side.

The pictures by the American photographer Sebastian Meyer, who documented Iraqi Kurdistan between 2008 and 2016, capture the region’s contrasts, which often exist side by side. Drive around Iraqi Kurdistan today and you might find, on this side of the road, workers manning a high-tech oil pipeline, which pumps crude north into Turkey and on to the Mediterranean; on the other side, a group of farmers taking a break, setting down their scythes in a scene that looks as old as a century