The photographer Tommaso Protti, a Reportage Emerging talent, recently spent time in southeastern Turkey to work on his new project, “The Youth of Amed,” about Young Kurds in the Turkish city of Diyarbakir (called Amed in Kurdish). Tommaso was there in March when Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan announced that the PKK guerillas were laying down their arms in the fight against Turkey.
You can see a selection of this ongoing work on the Reportage Web site.
On a previous trip to Turkey’s Kurdish region, in 2011, Tommaso documented the area’s large-scale hydroelectric projects. See a selection of that work here.
CAPTION: DIYARBAKIR, TURKEY - MARCH 15, 2013. Scenes of celebration of Newroz, the most important festival in Kurdish culture, in the poor district of Baglar in Diyarbakir.