There isn’t one single emotion that is conjured up when Iraq is present in my mind.
But, no matter how I feel, love is ever present when I think of the warmth, attachment and yearning I remember from the time I have spent there. And on days when I crave that love the most, I look through my photography for comfort. In that sense, my camera enables me to travel back and forth between Iraq and Scotland, especially on those days when I’m looking for a sunny escape from the rainy doldrums of winter. I share these images with you today as a way of giving you a peek into the way love looks like in Iraq. The way it brings people together, the way it bridges generations, and even the way it colours the leaves of its iconic palm trees and bright blue skies.
About the Artist
Haneen Hadiy is an Iraqi photographer born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland. She is currently a Fine Art Photography student at Glasgow School of Art.