ERBIL - To commemorate the death anniversary of Danielle Mitterrand, the wife of the former French President, Francois Mitterrand, a Kurdish photographer opened a gallery in Erbil on Tuesday, November 22, to exhibit her photos.
Danielle Mitterrand was known as Kurd's mother for her great support for Kurds and close relationship with them especially at times of adversity and hardship.
Mitterrand adopted several dossiers related to depressed nations, when she was the First Lady of France from 1981 to 1995, including her support for the cause of the Kurdish people in their 1991 Uprising.
Mahmoud Hawleri, the Kurdish photographer, told BasNews that more than 40 photos of Mitterrand taken during her visits to Kurdistan Region were displayed in her memory.
The photos were taken by the Kurdish photographer between 1990 to 2011.
He also revealed that he is planning to exhibit Mrs Mitterrand's photos in a gallery in France as well.
Danielle Mitterrand was born on October, 29, 1924 and died on November 22, 2011. She was the wife of the French President François Mitterrand. She was the president of the foundation France Libertés Fondation Danielle Mitterrand.
She was a long supporter of the rights of many persecuted nations, including Kurds. She was supporting Kurdistan's independence movement in Iraq. Therefore, she has been dubbed 'Kurds' Mother' by Kurds for her continuous support to their question and rights.