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.

Lydmar Hotel Stockholm December 1—February 26.

About Maria Turchenkova