Life is on hold for Yazidi refugees in northern Iraq who have waited for more than a year to go home to Sinjar which was captured by the Islamic State in August 2014. 

Over a few weeks, I worked on a series of portraits of refugees in northern Iraq while personally exploring a new style I've been wanting to try for years. It's still a work in a progress and far from my vision, but I hope you enjoy the series and I hope it helps you learn a little more about the people and situation in northern Iraq.

Many thanks to the people who hosted and helped with access, translation and carrying equipment during the trip. They shall remain nameless for now for their own protection, but you know who you are! 

If you want to help refugees in northern Iraq, you can donate to Samaritan's Purse.