Kashmir’s Half Widows by Brent Foster

Brent Foster photographs ‘the “Kashmir’s Half Widows, women whose spouses have disappeared during the conflict. Some have been killed by security forces or militants, some have crossed the border to take up arms, and some have been jailed. Regardless the cause of their disappearance, they’ve left behind children, and their wives. Without proof of their husbands death,  the women are unable to re-marry, receive government funding, and are often cast out of society as a great stigma is attached the now single women. Most of their in-laws disown the women and their children”.

An interesting set, especially of the women in their homes. However, the images of old photographs of the missing men follows are rather over used style in regard to the issue of ‘disappearances.’

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