/ 2017 / Portraiture / Children

Kabarto Childrens

  • Prize
    Gold in Portraiture/Children
  • Photographer
    Florence AT, France

The Kabarto refugee camp in Iraqi Kurdistan has 28,000 people in two units. It is located
near the town of Duhok, north of Iraq, 70 kilometers from Mosul and a few hours drive from
Turkey, Syria, or Iran. The refugees are mainly Yezidis, from the Sinjar region, fled
cause of Daesch.
Here, the children seem to be kings. They are hundreds to play in dusty "streets",
enjoying an apparent great freedom. The little of them are born here and they only know
their tent as a house. Other older ones have already experienced the war and have walk on
the back of their parents.
I wanted to show the smiles, the games, the soccer of these big-hearted children, but also
that sombre dark tone that everyone keeps in the depths of their eyes, representative of
those who have seen, those who know, those who have lost everything.