I bought an enlarger and copied all the photographs in case the originals were destroyed or decomposed when I buried them underground.

Where and how I hid them is a matter I cannot tell. I beg your pardon, but it is a secret matter.

Interview with Azad Mukriyani, son of Kurdish photographer Giw Mukriyani, living in northern Iraq, by Mawlan Brahim,1994

From the book, Kurdistan, In the Shadow of History.