Kurdistan: In the Shadow of History by Susan Meiselas - Signed Book – Magnum Photos

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The book traces the history of the Kurds by presenting photographs and accounts by colonial administrators, anthropologists, missionaries, journalists, and others who have traveled to Kurdistan over the last century. The book's mode of organization is influenced by collage, and its environment juxtaposes different orders of historiographic evidence.

Pictures, personal memoirs, government reports, letters, advertisements, maps, etc. all vie with each other and present different constructs. The reader discovers the voices of the Kurds that contest the Western representations of them.

2nd Edition, Signed by Susan Meiselas

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 388
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication Year: 2008
  • Size: 12.5 x 10.2 inches
  • ISBN: 978-1597112451

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Available in a limited quantity in the Magnum Shop, this book has been signed by Susan Meiselas. In this book, Meiselas incorporates the history of Kurdistan using collage and historiographic evidence.


The book traces the history of the Kurds by presenting photographs and accounts by colonial administrators, anthropologists, missionaries, journalists, and others who have traveled to Kurdistan over the last century. The book's mode of organization is influenced by collage, and its environment juxtaposes different orders of historiographic evidence.

Pictures, personal memoirs, government reports, letters, advertisements, maps, etc. all vie with each other and present different constructs. The reader discovers the voices of the Kurds that contest the Western representations of them.

2nd Edition, Signed by Susan Meiselas

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 388
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication Year: 2008
  • Size: 12.5 x 10.2 inches
  • ISBN: 978-1597112451

The Magnum Store usually ships orders at least three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. To calculate shipping please go to your Cart.

International Orders:
Please note that if you choose First Class International for orders up to 4lbs or up to $400, delivery can take up to 30 days and tracking may not be available for your country.

If you choose Priority Mail International for your order delivery usually takes between 6 to 10 days depending on your country. Tracking will always be available.

If you prefer a different shipping method or an alternative shipping company, please email store@magnumphotos.com. All shipments are insured.