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This is a collection of postcards from my hometown, a place filled with conflicting emotions, mixed with memories, cultures and desires. Through a process of subtle digital manipulation, the structures in these images have been altered. The textual inscription, traced from my father’s handwriting, reads: ‘my hometown’.

These postcards were delivered by hand to my relatives during the most recent conflict in Iraq, when there was no functioning postal service. The postcards were filled in by my relatives and returned to me by my father.