April 18, 2012

The Girls of Chechnya - Diana Markosian

Twenty-two year old Diana Markosian is a Russian-born photographer who in November last year moved to Chechnya to progress her photo essay documenting the lives of girls living in this war-torn, and still extremely dangerous, country. The freedom we take for granted is definitely not present there...Check out the story and her photographs at Time Lightbox

"Khedi Konchieva, 15, goes on a date with her boyfriend in the village of Serzhen-Yurt. A couple on a date in Chechnya must meet in public and sit a few feet apart. Any form of intimate contact is forbidden; some young woman who have sex before marriage risk death at the hands of their family." Photography: Diana Markosian. Copy: Time Lightbox