Hotel Refugee
Project info

The Grand Baghdad hotel, in downtown Sulaymaniyah, is far from the splendor that its name bears. Its corridors and rooms are now the shelter of Iraqi and Yazidis families that were fortunate enough to escape ISIS, but still struggle in their everyday life as refugees in the city.
Those who are able to work are now cigarette-sellers, shoe-shiners and street vendors that crowd the streets and alleys around the bazaar, the elder ones left waiting in the small hotel rooms that now became their home.

Aram Karim tells the story of the refugees that live at the Grand Baghdad and Babosi Hotel, offering an intimate glimpse inside these people daily life and struggles.

This story is part of Metrography's collective project "A Map of Displacement", which aims to dive into the lives of displaced Iraqis.