We would like to thank the hundreds of people worldwide who have contributed their stories, their time and their feedback making this site possible. The development, design and implementation of it is the work of the following:

Susan Meiselas is an award winning documentary photographer best known for her work in Central America. In 1978, Meiselas received the Robert Capa Gold Medal for "outstanding courage and reporting" for her coverage of the insurrection in Nicaragua that same year. In 1992 she was named a MacArthur Fellow. Meiselas joined Magnum Photos in 1976.

Her photographs have been published worldwide in the pages of Time, The New York Times, Paris Match, Geo and Life, among others. She is the author of two monographs, Carnival Strippers (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1976) and Nicaragua (Pantheon, 1981); as well as Encounters with the Dani (Steidl, 2003) and In History (ICP/Steidl, 2008). She is the editor of Learn to See (Polaroid Foundation, 1975), El Salvador: Work of 30 Photographers (Writers & Readers,1983), and Chile From Within (W.W. Norton, 1990). Meiselas has also co-directed two films:Living at Risk: The Story of a Nicaraguan Family (1985), and Pictures from a Revolution (1991).

www.akaKURDISTAN.com evolved from the book, KURDISTAN: In the Shadow of History. Photographer Meryl Levin and designer Dolly Meieran who worked tirelessly on the book, have contributed greatly to the development of this site.

This site was originally a collaboration between Susan Meiselas and Picture Projects, a New York based web design company who has been creating digital documentaries for the past several years. You can reach Picture Projects at picture-projects.com.