This is a gallery of my reportage about the Yazidi genocide perpetrated by ISIS from 2014, when about 4,400 Yazidis were killed by ISIS and 10,800 injured or kidnapped. The genocide happened in the Northen Iraq, in the Sinjar province. When the ISIS entered in the province of Sinjar, in the August 2014, about 50,000 Yazidis escaped from the death taking refuge on the mount Sinjar above the city. They defended their family with weapons for months, from above the mount, but the ISIS had surrounded the mount and the impossibility to receive food and water killed thousands of Yazidi in the Mount Sinjar.

These images show how the Yazidis people are forced to live from 2014 until now, in the mount Sinjar and the refugees camp. Because their house was destroyed by ISIS and during the fights against it from the Iraqi and Kurdish militaries and they don’t have the money to rebuild them.

Yazidi Genocide: Photo Series By Italian Photographer Giulio Magnifico

View of mount Sinjar where the Yazidi people escaped from ISIS

Yazidi Genocide: Photo Series By Italian Photographer Giulio Magnifico

A little girl with many scars on his body and two incredible eyes. Sanjar mount

Yazidi Genocide: Photo Series By Italian Photographer Giulio Magnifico

A little girl sits on her bed. Sinjar mount

Yazidi Genocide: Photo Series By Italian Photographer Giulio Magnifico

A religious old Yazidi man. Sinjar mount

Yazidi Genocide: Photo Series By Italian Photographer Giulio Magnifico

And old Yazidi man on his donkey with his kalashnikov. Sinjar mount

Yazidi Genocide: Photo Series By Italian Photographer Giulio Magnifico

A child is standing outside his tent in Mount Sinjar

Yazidi Genocide: Photo Series By Italian Photographer Giulio Magnifico

A child in the Sinjar mount



Yazidi Genocide: Photo Series By Italian Photographer Giulio Magnifico

Camps in Sinjar mount

Yazidi Genocide: Photo Series By Italian Photographer Giulio Magnifico

The lunar view of the refugees camp on top of Sinjar mount

Yazidi Genocide: Photo Series By Italian Photographer Giulio Magnifico

The lunar view of the refugees camp on top of Sinjar mount

Yazidi Genocide: Photo Series By Italian Photographer Giulio Magnifico

A father show me the place where a sixteen years young girl has just killed herself due to the bad conditions of his life in the Sinjar mount

Yazidi Genocide: Photo Series By Italian Photographer Giulio Magnifico

The destroyed villages under the Sinjar mount were the Yazidi people lived

Yazidi Genocide: Photo Series By Italian Photographer Giulio Magnifico

Two boys in an almost empty village under the Sinjar Mount

Yazidi Genocide: Photo Series By Italian Photographer Giulio Magnifico

The unofficial camp in Sharya, near Dohuk

Yazidi Genocide: Photo Series By Italian Photographer Giulio Magnifico

A child is sleeping inside a mud house, in an unofficial camp in Sharya, near Dohuk

Yazidi Genocide: Photo Series By Italian Photographer Giulio Magnifico

A child in the middle of the garbages. Unofficial camp in Sharya, near Dohuk

Yazidi Genocide: Photo Series By Italian Photographer Giulio Magnifico

A mother is walking through a sand storm in an unofficial camp in Sharya, near Dohuk

Yazidi Genocide: Photo Series By Italian Photographer Giulio Magnifico

A little yazidi boy and his teddy bear. Unofficial camp in Sharya, near Dohuk



Yazidi Genocide: Photo Series By Italian Photographer Giulio Magnifico

A little girl in the refugees camp of Khanik, near Douhk

Yazidi Genocide: Photo Series By Italian Photographer Giulio Magnifico

A little yazidi girl sleeping on the ground in a house made of straw, in a unofficial refugees camp on the border of the street near Douhk

Yazidi Genocide: Photo Series By Italian Photographer Giulio Magnifico

A mother is cleaning some vegetables in a unofficial refugees camp on the border of the street near Douhk

Yazidi Genocide: Photo Series By Italian Photographer Giulio Magnifico

A little girl inside a tent in the refugees camp of Khanik, near Douhk

Yazidi Genocide: Photo Series By Italian Photographer Giulio Magnifico

A little Yazidi girl sitting alone in the middle of the tents of Khanik refugees camp, near Douhk

Yazidi Genocide: Photo Series By Italian Photographer Giulio Magnifico

The eyes of a Yazidi girl in the refugees camp of Khanik, near Douhk

Yazidi Genocide: Photo Series By Italian Photographer Giulio Magnifico

A litle girl in the refugees camp of Khanik, near Douhk

Yazidi Genocide: Photo Series By Italian Photographer Giulio Magnifico

Men are resting in a unofficial camp in Sharya, near Dohuk

Yazidi Genocide: Photo Series By Italian Photographer Giulio Magnifico

The gaze of a yazidi young girl in a unofficial camp in Sharya, near Dohuk

Yazidi Genocide: Photo Series By Italian Photographer Giulio Magnifico

An old woman sits outside her mud house in a unofficial camp in Sharya, near Dohuk

Yazidi Genocide: Photo Series By Italian Photographer Giulio Magnifico

Two orphans children in a unofficial refugees camp in Sharya, near Dohuk

About Giulio Magnifico

My name is Giulio Magnifico and I’m a photographer of 31 years. I was born and I live in north Italy, in Udine, I studied photography in high school and I photograph since some years ago preferring reportage photography, so I traveled a lot, in 2014 I went to Syria, Iraq, Sicily, Paris and in 2015 went again to the Syrian and Croatian borders in order to make some reportage. I collaborated with the German newspaper ‘Der Spiegel’, I expose in a gallery in London called Albumen Gallery and in a photographic studio in Udine, I presented some conferences in photographic circles in my region, I presented my works also at some high schools. In the last year, I made a personal exposition in Tolmezzo (a city near Udine), sponsored by the culture department, with 70 photos and one video and in summer 2016, I will have a personal exhibition at the MEDphotofest in Sicily.

What I would like to communicate with my pictures is the humanity of each subject or scene that I capture. My passions are the reportage and street photography, trying to convey more emotion, curiosity or feelings to the viewer and possibly “enter” into the picture as I did at the time of the ‘click’.

Yazidi Genocide: Photo Series By Italian Photographer Giulio Magnifico

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