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Kurdish Nomads (2 of 27)
Idil, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
12 May 2011

Horses belonging to a nomadic Kurdish family that migrates around Southeastern Turkey during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Kurdish Nomads (18 of 27)
Idil, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
12 May 2011

Women stand near their tent at a nomadic camp near Idil in Southeastern Turkey. They are members of a shepherd family that migrates around Southeastern Turkey during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Kurdish Nomads (13 of 27)
Idil, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
12 May 2011

Nomadic Kurdish girls rest on a hand made wool-felted blanket near their camp. They are members of a nomadic family that migrates around Southeastern Turkey during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Kurdish Nomads (15 of 27)
Idil, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
12 May 2011

At a nomadic camp near Idil in Southeastern Turkey, a woman makes traditional flatbread. She is a member of a shepherd family that migrates around Southeastern Turkey during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Kurdish Nomads (16 of 27)
Idil, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
12 May 2011

At a nomadic camp near Idil in Southeastern Turkey, a woman makes traditional flatbread while her son stands nearby. She is a member of a shepherd family that migrates around Southeastern Turkey during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Kurdish Nomads (9 of 27)
Idil, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
12 May 2011

A nomadic Kurdish shepherd gathers his flock, preparing for the next leg of migration. He is a member of a nomadic family that treks around Southeastern Turkey during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Kurdish Nomads (10 of 27)
Idil, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
12 May 2011

A nomadic Kurdish shepherd sorts animals as he helps prepare for the next leg of his family's migration. He is a member of a nomadic family that travels around Southeastern Turkey during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Kurdish Nomads (8 of 27)
Idil, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
12 May 2011

A nomadic Kurdish shepherd naps in the grass near his flock. He is a member of a nomadic family that migrates around Southeastern Turkey during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Kurdish Nomads (7 of 27)
Idil, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
12 May 2011

Kurdish nomads gather to plan the next leg of their trek. They are members of a nomadic family that migrates around Southeastern Turkey during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Kurdish Nomads (11 of 27)
Idil, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
12 May 2011

A nomadic Kurdish woman helps gather sheep. She is a member of a nomadic family that migrates around Southeastern Turkey during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Kurdish Nomads (14 of 27)
Idil, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
12 May 2011

A nomadic Kurdish carrying goat kids in her satchel is a member of a nomadic family that migrates around Southeastern Turkey during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Kurdish Nomads (3 of 27)
Idil, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
12 May 2011

A nomadic Kurdish woman washes her feet before praying. She is a member of a nomadic family that migrates around Southeastern Turkey during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Kurdish Nomads (5 of 27)
Idil, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
12 May 2011

Nomadic Kurdish children play near their family's camp. They are members of a nomadic family that migrates around Southeastern Turkey during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Kurdish Nomads (12 of 27)
Istanbul, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
12 May 2011

The hand-embroidered satchel of nomadic Kurdish shepherd. He is a member of a nomadic family that migrates around Southeastern Turkey during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Kurdish Nomads (17 of 27)
Idil, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
12 May 2011

At a nomadic camp near Idil in Southeastern Turkey, dough for traditional flatbread is prepared by a member of a shepherd family that migrates around Southeastern Turkey during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Kurdish Nomads (4 of 27)
Idil, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
12 May 2011

A nomadic Kurdish boy goes to fetch water. He is a member of a nomadic family that migrates around Southeastern Turkey during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Kurdish Nomads (25 of 27)
Idil, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
11 May 2011

Nomadic Kurdish shepherds use donkeys to carry supplies as they move to their next camp near Idil in Southeastern Turkey. They belong to a shepherd minority that migrates during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Kurdish Nomads (21 of 27)
Idil, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
11 May 2011

A child lies among blankets and other supplies as Kurdish nomads prepare for their next leg of their journey through Southeastern Turkey. They are members of a nomadic family that migrates around Southeastern Turkey during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Kurdish Nomads (23 of 27)
Idil, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
11 May 2011

A nomadic Kurdish woman packs up supplies on a donkey before migrating to the next camp. She is a member of a nomadic family that migrates around Southeastern Turkey during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Kurdish Nomads (24 of 27)
Idil, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
11 May 2011

A nomadic Kurdish girl plays with a shepherd puppy. She is a member of a nomadic family that migrates around Southeastern Turkey during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Kurdish Nomads (20 of 27)
Idil, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
11 May 2011

At a nomadic camp near Idil in Southeastern Turkey, a family gathers for breakfast before migrating to the next camp. They are members of a shepherd family that migrates around Southeastern Turkey during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Kurdish Nomads (19 of 27)
Idil, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
11 May 2011

At a nomadic camp near Idil in Southeastern Turkey, a woman disassembles her family's tent and packs up their supplies before migrating to the next camp. She is a member of a shepherd family that migrates around Southeastern Turkey during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Kurdish Nomads (1 of 27)
Idil, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
11 May 2011

A Kurdish shepherd and patriarch of a nomadic family that migrates around Southeastern Turkey during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Sneak Preview: Egyptian Hip Hop (TTM ...
Alexandria, Egypt
By Eli Eli Andrews
27 Apr 2011

Executive Producer Transterra Media and B Agence, Turkey. This is a sneak preview of an episode about Alexandria, Egypt, from a six-part series about Arabic language hip hop and youth culture in the Middle East. Directed by Essam Esmail, produced by Randa Aboeldahab.

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Minorities In Georgia
Tbilisi, Georgia
By U.S. Editor
09 Apr 2011

Georgia is home to a diverse set of ethnic groups . Armenians, Azerbaijanis, Abkhazians, Ossetians, Russians or Ukrainians have all settled together to call this country home.

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Ali Mekhriev in Abastumani
Abastumani, Georgia
By TemoBardzimashvili
31 Mar 2011

Ali Mekhriev in his garden in Abastumani. Ali was among the first to return to the village from where his father was deported in 1944. Ali says that his father had always told him that their family would one day return to Georgia. However, the return to Abastumani turned out to be not as smooth as one would have hoped for: the family home had long been leveled, and the locals gave them a rather cold and suspicious reception. Building peace with the Abastumani’s Christian community took a few years, and it did not come easy. “We have a perfect relationship now,” says Ali. “What really matters is the kind of person you are: if you are a reasonable person, you won’t have problems with others.”

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Abastumani Meskhetian
Abastumani, Georgia
By TemoBardzimashvili
31 Mar 2011

Ali Mekhriev in his garden in Abastumani. Ali was among the first to return to the village from where his father was deported in 1944. Ali says that his father had always told him that their family would one day return to Georgia. However, the return to Abastumani turned out to be not as smooth as one would have hoped for: the family home had long been leveled, and the locals gave them a rather cold and suspicious reception. Building peace with the Abastumani’s Christian community took a few years, and it did not come easy. “We have a perfect relationship now,” says Ali. “What really matters is the kind of person you are: if you are a reasonable person, you won’t have problems with others.”

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Transgenders (17 of 20)
Yerevan, Armenia
By Nazik Armenakyan
25 Mar 2011

Layma, 30. Many of the transgender sex workers lived or live in Layma's apartment. She is working as a sex worker but dreams of having another job.

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It's All in Lebanon (English)
Beirut, Lebanon
By Charaf
15 Mar 2011

2011
Beirut, Lebanon

Since the end of the Lebanese civil war in 1990, Lebanon has become a hot bed of both entertainment and news media production in the Arab world. Amongst the melee of risque Arabic music videos and luxury television commercials, the Shia political movement Hezbollah has proved to be one of the most media savvy institutions in the country, using film, television, music, and masterful political stagecraft to further its image in the minds of Lebanese and the international community. From the flashy music videos of Haifa Wehbe to the resistance videos of Hezbollah, this film follows the tumultuous post-civil war history of Lebanon through its fertile media industry.

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Transgenders (15 of 20)
Yerevan, Armenia
By Nazik Armenakyan
17 Feb 2011

Sometimes Lorena dances at the strip club with female dancers.

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Hoppy Benny
Gulu, Uganda
By Amy Hume
25 Jan 2011

Hoppy Benny, Luo-flow rapper from northern Uganda with cousins Michelle and Barack. Benny is the founder of Northern Uganda Hip Hop Culture, an association which unites rappers, graffiti artists, producers and dancers from the war torn North.

Hip Hop is a global phenomena that reaches nearly all corners of the Earth. Starting in the projects of NYC nearly 40 years ago, struggling youth from Mongolia to Rwanda use music as a weapon to express their situations, hopes, and dreams. Though Hip Hop culture is new to Uganda, it is becoming popular with people of all ages, but with the youth in particular. Hip Hop music is reaching the smallest of villages, as I witnessed in the war-torn area of Gulu. Access to music is free, which is an essential aspect of why Hip Hop is spreading like wildfire.
In 2009, End of the Weak (EOW), a collaboration of MCs, graffiti artists, break dancers and DJs that spans 17 countries, reached Uganda. All chapters of EOW are involved with community outreach, workshops for youth and exude positive influence in their communities through Hip Hop culture. The MC Challenge is a competition in each country wherein the winners gather at the World Finals, which are held in a different country each year. The MC Challenge is held in the central, eastern, western and northern regions of Uganda so that many different languages are represented in the competition. Winners of the MC Challenge are provided studio time, video production and photo shoots as a way to share and promote their music.

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Saharawi Poet
Tindouf, Southwest Algeria
By Docphot
04 Jan 2011

Saharawi Poet Sidi Brahim Salama Jalud. Poets help the community maintain the nature of Saharawi culture.

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Latif
Kampala, Uganda
By Amy Hume
28 Dec 2010

Clothing designer Latif in his studio in Kawempe, a suburb of Kampala.

Hip Hop is a global phenomena that reaches nearly all corners of the Earth. Starting in the projects of NYC nearly 40 years ago, struggling youth from Mongolia to Rwanda use music as a weapon to express their situations, hopes, and dreams. Though Hip Hop culture is new to Uganda, it is becoming popular with people of all ages, but with the youth in particular. Hip Hop music is reaching the smallest of villages, as I witnessed in the war-torn area of Gulu. Access to music is free, which is an essential aspect of why Hip Hop is spreading like wildfire.
In 2009, End of the Weak (EOW), a collaboration of MCs, graffiti artists, break dancers and DJs that spans 17 countries, reached Uganda. All chapters of EOW are involved with community outreach, workshops for youth and exude positive influence in their communities through Hip Hop culture. The MC Challenge is a competition in each country wherein the winners gather at the World Finals, which are held in a different country each year. The MC Challenge is held in the central, eastern, western and northern regions of Uganda so that many different languages are represented in the competition. Winners of the MC Challenge are provided studio time, video production and photo shoots as a way to share and promote their music.

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Turkish Fishermen
Istanbul, Turkey
By Trinacria
28 Dec 2010

Fishing is a common hobby in the old Ottoman capital

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Saharawi Poet
Tindouf, Southwest Algeria
By Docphot
27 Dec 2010

Saharawi Poet Bashir Ali Abderahman. Poets help the community maintain the nature of Saharawi culture.

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GNL
Kampala, Uganda
By Amy Hume
26 Dec 2010

One of Uganda's most popular MCs, GNL with hypeman.

Hip Hop is a global phenomena that reaches nearly all corners of the Earth. Starting in the projects of NYC nearly 40 years ago, struggling youth from Mongolia to Rwanda use music as a weapon to express their situations, hopes, and dreams. Though Hip Hop culture is new to Uganda, it is becoming popular with people of all ages, but with the youth in particular. Hip Hop music is reaching the smallest of villages, as I witnessed in the war-torn area of Gulu. Access to music is free, which is an essential aspect of why Hip Hop is spreading like wildfire.
In 2009, End of the Weak (EOW), a collaboration of MCs, graffiti artists, break dancers and DJs that spans 17 countries, reached Uganda. All chapters of EOW are involved with community outreach, workshops for youth and exude positive influence in their communities through Hip Hop culture. The MC Challenge is a competition in each country wherein the winners gather at the World Finals, which are held in a different country each year. The MC Challenge is held in the central, eastern, western and northern regions of Uganda so that many different languages are represented in the competition. Winners of the MC Challenge are provided studio time, video production and photo shoots as a way to share and promote their music.

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Brick Baking
Tindouf, Southwest Algeria
By Docphot
19 Dec 2010

Mud bricks used for consuction are hard baked in the stong sunlight.

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Transgenders (16 of 20)
Yerevan, Armenia
By Nazik Armenakyan
14 Sep 2010

A transgender party in one of the night clubs in Yerevan.