Maria Turchenkova, ‘In a Garden’, 2013, Galleri Duerr

Fatima, 19 years old, walks through the garden of her family home. Her 20-year-old husband suddenly disappeared one day. After several days of searching througout hospitals and morgues in Dagestan, he was found by the family in a local police station. He had been arrested, held on suspicion of collaboration with the Islamists. The policemen claimed they had found a storage of arms in his garden. Fatima walks through this same garden, crying, to show me that there is no such storage there. Buynaksk, Dagestan, 2013.

Series: Hidden War in the Land of Mountains

Lydmar Hotel Stockholm December 1—February 26.

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