About the Book
A Year and a Half in Hawler is a photographic essay portraying the city of Erbil, Iraq and its residents through the lens of freelance photographer and motorcycle enthusiast Greg Faber.
Witness the kind-hearted hospitality, generosity, ingenuity and industrious nature of the Kurdish people, who after having to suffer so much throughout a devastating war against an oppressive government now hold on to the hope of a better life due to their newfound freedoms and opportunities for a brighter future.
Greg Faber is a freelance photographer who has a passion for motorcycles and adventure. Greg has spent several years traveling through different parts of the Middle East including Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. The collection of images in this book were captured while he was working alongside the US Armed Forces at Camp Zaytun in the Kurdish capital of Erbil in northern Iraq from the winter of 2008 until the US withdrawal from the camp in the spring of 2010. Currently, Greg is still wandering the globe in search of what to point his lens at next.