A ride on bumper cars at a late night amusement park in Sulaimaniyah, the second largest city in the Kurdish region of Iraq. Since 2003 the area enjoyed relative stability and economic success as compared to the rest of Iraq, but is now threatened by the expansion of the Islamic State. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

A ride on bumper cars at a late night amusement park in Sulaimaniyah, the second largest city in the Kurdish region of Iraq. Since 2003 the area enjoyed relative stability and economic success as compared to the rest of Iraq, but is now threatened by the expansion of the Islamic State. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

A ride on bumper cars at a late night amusement park in Sulaimaniyah, the second largest city in the Kurdish region of Iraq. Since 2003 the area enjoyed relative stability and economic success as compared to the rest of Iraq, but is now threatened by the expansion of the Islamic State. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Alex Stonehill

Alex is a cofounder and editor of The Seattle Globalist. He's a visual journalist whose work has been published by PBS, The Seattle Times, FRONTLINE/World and the Seattle Weekly.  Alex teaches journalism in the University of Washington's Department of Communication and recently directed the documentary film Barzan.

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