This photograph forms part of the Art Fund Collection of Middle Eastern Photography.

This is an Art Fund initiative for the British Museum and V&A and the broad aim is to create a world-class capsule collection of major names and emerging talents in photography from the Middle East (whether living in the region or in diaspora), from 1900 to today. The Art Fund has given the two museums grants over £150,000 for the collection and additional support for the tour of the collection. Kowsari began his careere as a photojournalist in Iran and worked as a freelance photographer for international photo agencies and magazines. Kowsari's work provides glimpses into daily life in Iran and elsewhere such as Kurdistan. In this image he focuses on a Kurdish Peshmurga. His work has been shortlisted for the Magic of Persian Iranian art prize.

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