Jodi Hilton Jodi Hilton

Jodi Hilton is an independent photographer and journalist based in Istanbul, Turkey. She has more than 10 years experience and her work has been published in The New York Times, Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and numerous other magazines and newspapers. She enjoys shooting travel, features, cultural, news and human interest stories. She normally shoots with Canon 5D M2 and fixed primes lenses.

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Camel Wrestling in Turkey
Pelitkoy, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
03 Feb 2013

Male camels wrestle in each in an ancient sport popular in Western Turkey.

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Pakistan's Hindu Kush Mountains
karachi
By Jodi Hilton
01 Jul 2008

High in Pakistan's Hindu Kush Mountains live a 3000-strong minority tribe called the Kalasha. Surviving through agriculture and practicing an ancient, polytheistic religion. They are under increasing pressure to convert to Islam, the majority religion.

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School for Syrian Refugees in Turkey ...
Antakya, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
14 Dec 2012

A minibus drops children to the homes after school. Syrian refugee families a spread throughout Antakya, a small city close to the Syrian border, despite a new law prohibited them from residing there.

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School for Syrian Refugees in Turkey ...
Antakya, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
14 Dec 2012

Albashayer School for Syrian Refugee Children principal Sally Albunni, center, enrolls new student Nureddin, 11, who arrived with his mother to Antakya after his father was killed 15 days ago in Syria.

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School for Syrian Refugees in Turkey ...
Antakya, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
15 Dec 2012

Maysam Selmo, 8, during her second day at Albashayer School for Syrian Refugee Children. She and her extended family fled their village in Idlib province of Syria. Now they live in a crowded apartment in the old city of Antakya. The school is overcrowded with 500 students and new students constantly arriving. Last week alone 115 new students enrolled.

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Stories in Tents, Qah Refugee Camp (1...
Idlib, Syria
By Jodi Hilton
12 Dec 2012

A boy is examined by Medecins Du Monde doctor at Qah Camp for displaced Syrians on December 12, 2012. The same doctor reported high incidence of diarrhea, lung infections and hepatitis A among the population of nearly 3600 displaced Syrians.

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Stories in Tents, Qah Refugee Camp (1...
Idlib, Syria
By Jodi Hilton
12 Dec 2012

Boys fill up containers from a water truck at Qah Camp for displaced Syrians on December 12, 2012. Nearly 3600 displaced Syrians, many from the destroyed town of Hass 85 kilometers southwest of Aleppo have taken refuge there. Since Turkey began turning away refugees, many thousands have moved to tents on the Syrian side of the border.

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Stories in Tents, Qah Refugee Camp (1...
Idlib, Syria
By Jodi Hilton
12 Dec 2012

A girl wears broken shoes at Qah Camp for displaced Syrians on December 12, 2012. Cold weather and rain has increased the hardships faced by nearly 3600 displaced Syrians, many from the destroyed town of Hass have taken refuge there. Since Turkey began turning away refugees, many thousands are living in tents on the Syrian side of the border.

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Stories in Tents, Qah Refugee Camp (1...
Idlib, Syria
By Jodi Hilton
12 Dec 2012

A woman cooking at Qah Camp for displaced Syrians on December 12, 2012. Cold weather and rain has increased the hardships faced by nearly 3600 displaced Syrians, many from the destroyed town of Hass have taken refuge there. Since Turkey began turning away refugees, many thousands have moved to camps on the Syrian side of the border.

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Stories in Tents, Qah Refugee Camp (1...
Idlib, Syria
By Jodi Hilton
12 Dec 2012

Laundry hung from olive trees at Qah Camp for displaced Syrians on December 12, 2012. Cold weather and rain has increased the hardships faced by nearly 3600 displaced Syrians, many from the destroyed town of Hass have taken refuge there. Since Turkey began turning away refugees, many thousands have moved to tents on the Syrian side of the border.

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Stories in Tents, Qah Refugee Camp (1...
Idlib, Syria
By Jodi Hilton
12 Dec 2012

A woman and child look through a tent at Qah Camp for displaced Syrians on December 12, 2012. Cold weather and rain has increased the hardships faced by nearly 3600 displaced Syrians, many from the destroyed town of Hass have taken refuge there. Since Turkey began turning away refugees, many thousands have moved to tents on the Syrian side of the border.

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Stories in Tents, Qah Refugee Camp (1...
Idlib, Syria
By Jodi Hilton
12 Dec 2012

A man and woman in front of their family tent at Qah Camp for displaced Syrians on December 12, 2012. Cold weather and rain has increased the hardships faced by nearly 3600 displaced Syrians, many from the destroyed town of Hass have taken refuge there. Since Turkey began turning away refugees, many thousands have moved to tents on the Syrian side of the border.

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Stories in Tents, Qah Refugee Camp (9...
Idlib, Syria
By Jodi Hilton
12 Dec 2012

A girl was injured when a bomb fell on her home in Hass, Syria and glass got into her arm. Now she and her family, who live in tents at Qah camp near the Turkish border, are among Syria's two million internally displaced people. Cold weather and rain has increased the hardships faced by nearly 3600 displaced Syrians, many from the destroyed town of Hass have taken refuge there. Since Turkey began turning away refugees, many thousands have moved to tents on the Syrian side of the border.

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Stories in Tents, Qah Refugee Camp (8...
Idlib, Syria
By Jodi Hilton
12 Dec 2012

Girls finish koran class at Qah Camp for displaced Syrians on December 12, 2012. Cold weather and rain has increased the hardships faced by nearly 3600 displaced Syrians, many from the destroyed town of Hass have taken refuge there. Since Turkey began turning away refugees, many thousands have moved to tents on the Syrian side of the border.

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Stories in Tents, Qah Refugee Camp (7...
Idlib, Syria
By Jodi Hilton
12 Dec 2012

A girl in the women's bathroom at Qah Camp for displaced Syrians on December 12, 2012. Cold weather and rain has increased the hardships faced by nearly 3600 displaced Syrians, many from the destroyed town of Hass have taken refuge there. Since Turkey began turning away refugees, many thousands have moved to tents on the Syrian side of the border.

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Stories in Tents, Qah Refugee Camp (6...
Idlib, Syria
By Jodi Hilton
12 Dec 2012

Newly arrived family with their possessions at Qah Camp for displaced Syrians on December 12, 2012. The same doctor reported high incidence of diarrhea, lung infections and hepatitis A among the population of nearly 3600 displaced Syrians.

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Stories in Tents, Qah Refugee Camp (5...
Idlib, Syria
By Jodi Hilton
12 Dec 2012

A widow and some of her eight children at Qah Camp for displaced Syrians on December 12, 2012. The same doctor reported high incidence of diarrhea, lung infections and hepatitis A among the population of nearly 3600 displaced Syrians.

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Stories in Tents, Qah Refugee Camp (4...
Idlib, Syria
By Jodi Hilton
12 Dec 2012

A boy with shrapnel in his leg at Qah Camp for displaced Syrians on December 12, 2012. The same doctor reported high incidence of diarrhea, lung infections and hepatitis A among the population of nearly 3600 displaced Syrians.

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Stories in Tents, Qah Refugee Camp (3...
Idlib, Syria
By Jodi Hilton
12 Dec 2012

Tomato and potato soup being cooked at Qah Camp for displaced Syrians on December 12, 2012. The same doctor reported high incidence of diarrhea, lung infections and hepatitis A among the population of nearly 3600 displaced Syrians.

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Stories in Tents, Qah Refugee Camp (2...
Idlib, Syria
By Jodi Hilton
12 Dec 2012

A woman hangs laundry at Qah Camp on December 12, 2012, home to 3600 internally displaced people, many living in camps near the Turkish border. Most want to get into Turkey but have been denied. Turkey is currently constructing two new refugee camps but its struggling to keep up with demand. They have reported that the number of Syrians has exceeded 137,000.

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Stories in Tents, Qah Refugee Camp (1...
Idlib, Syria
By Jodi Hilton
12 Dec 2012

An FSA soldier at Qah Camp for displaced Syrians on December 12, 2012. The same doctor reported high incidence of diarrhea, lung infections and hepatitis A among the population of nearly 3600 displaced Syrians.

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Kurdish Nomads (27 of 27)
Idil, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
11 May 2011

Nomadic Kurdish shepherds use donkeys to carry supplies as they move to their next camp near Idil in Southeastern Turkey. They belong to a shepherd minority that migrates during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Kurdish Nomads (26 of 27)
Idil, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
11 May 2011

A baby is carried in a satchel by Kurdish nomadic women who migrate with their families and flocks during the spring, summer and fall seasons around Southeastern Turkey. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Kurdish Nomads (25 of 27)
Idil, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
11 May 2011

Nomadic Kurdish shepherds use donkeys to carry supplies as they move to their next camp near Idil in Southeastern Turkey. They belong to a shepherd minority that migrates during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Kurdish Nomads (24 of 27)
Idil, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
11 May 2011

A nomadic Kurdish girl plays with a shepherd puppy. She is a member of a nomadic family that migrates around Southeastern Turkey during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Kurdish Nomads (23 of 27)
Idil, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
11 May 2011

A nomadic Kurdish woman packs up supplies on a donkey before migrating to the next camp. She is a member of a nomadic family that migrates around Southeastern Turkey during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Kurdish Nomads (22 of 27)
Idil, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
11 May 2011

A shepherd dog and donkey are among the animals belonging to the a nomadic Kurdish family that migrates around Southeastern Turkey during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Kurdish Nomads (21 of 27)
Idil, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
11 May 2011

A child lies among blankets and other supplies as Kurdish nomads prepare for their next leg of their journey through Southeastern Turkey. They are members of a nomadic family that migrates around Southeastern Turkey during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Kurdish Nomads (20 of 27)
Idil, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
11 May 2011

At a nomadic camp near Idil in Southeastern Turkey, a family gathers for breakfast before migrating to the next camp. They are members of a shepherd family that migrates around Southeastern Turkey during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Kurdish Nomads (19 of 27)
Idil, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
11 May 2011

At a nomadic camp near Idil in Southeastern Turkey, a woman disassembles her family's tent and packs up their supplies before migrating to the next camp. She is a member of a shepherd family that migrates around Southeastern Turkey during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Kurdish Nomads (18 of 27)
Idil, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
12 May 2011

Women stand near their tent at a nomadic camp near Idil in Southeastern Turkey. They are members of a shepherd family that migrates around Southeastern Turkey during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Kurdish Nomads (17 of 27)
Idil, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
12 May 2011

At a nomadic camp near Idil in Southeastern Turkey, dough for traditional flatbread is prepared by a member of a shepherd family that migrates around Southeastern Turkey during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Kurdish Nomads (16 of 27)
Idil, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
12 May 2011

At a nomadic camp near Idil in Southeastern Turkey, a woman makes traditional flatbread while her son stands nearby. She is a member of a shepherd family that migrates around Southeastern Turkey during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Kurdish Nomads (15 of 27)
Idil, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
12 May 2011

At a nomadic camp near Idil in Southeastern Turkey, a woman makes traditional flatbread. She is a member of a shepherd family that migrates around Southeastern Turkey during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Kurdish Nomads (14 of 27)
Idil, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
12 May 2011

A nomadic Kurdish carrying goat kids in her satchel is a member of a nomadic family that migrates around Southeastern Turkey during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Kurdish Nomads (13 of 27)
Idil, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
12 May 2011

Nomadic Kurdish girls rest on a hand made wool-felted blanket near their camp. They are members of a nomadic family that migrates around Southeastern Turkey during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Kurdish Nomads (12 of 27)
Istanbul, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
12 May 2011

The hand-embroidered satchel of nomadic Kurdish shepherd. He is a member of a nomadic family that migrates around Southeastern Turkey during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Kurdish Nomads (11 of 27)
Idil, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
12 May 2011

A nomadic Kurdish woman helps gather sheep. She is a member of a nomadic family that migrates around Southeastern Turkey during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Kurdish Nomads (10 of 27)
Idil, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
12 May 2011

A nomadic Kurdish shepherd sorts animals as he helps prepare for the next leg of his family's migration. He is a member of a nomadic family that travels around Southeastern Turkey during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Kurdish Nomads (9 of 27)
Idil, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
12 May 2011

A nomadic Kurdish shepherd gathers his flock, preparing for the next leg of migration. He is a member of a nomadic family that treks around Southeastern Turkey during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Kurdish Nomads (8 of 27)
Idil, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
12 May 2011

A nomadic Kurdish shepherd naps in the grass near his flock. He is a member of a nomadic family that migrates around Southeastern Turkey during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON

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Kurdish Nomads (7 of 27)
Idil, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
12 May 2011

Kurdish nomads gather to plan the next leg of their trek. They are members of a nomadic family that migrates around Southeastern Turkey during the spring, summer and fall seasons in order to graze sheep and goats. PHOTO BY JODI HILTON