Iraq as You Won’t Believe Your Eyes | Parisian Gentleman

Erbil is the capital city of Iraqi Kurdistan – a region of Iraq bordered by Iran to the East, Turkey to the North, and Syria to the West.

Erbil is also home to many refugees – including Christians – fleeing ISIL, and is located exactly 47 miles from Mosul.

One year ago (February, 2016), within this very peculiar environment, 22 young men decided to create Iraq’s very first gentleman’s club, and named the club “Mr Erbil”.

Back then, the whole region was in even greater turmoil than today : on the frontline of the fight against ISIL and prey to a hostile economical environment—with efforts to preserve the city’s citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, halting to a standstill.

Despite the less-than-ideal circumstances of the time, the Mr Erbil Gentleman’s Club arranged to host its first photoshoots around the city’s spectacular sights.

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