Michael Runkel just finished traveling to and photographing all 193 U.N. countries and over 1000 provinces. What is it like being married to him?
All tagged Middle East
Set in an upscale neighborhood in Kurdistan's eastern city of Sulamaniya, the Amna Suraka Prison, or "Red Building," still radiates the terror inflicted by Saddam Hussein's regime on Kurdish people just a few decades earlier.
He appeared out of the Sulamaniya Market with a fake rose he’d bought from a little boy which was my first indication that he’d forgotten about Valentines Day.
I had known a bit about the folk history of the ozans, or the traveling singing poets. These musicians were the first troubadours, the upholders of tradition and the the most outspoken politically.