Awaiting Their Dead
Category: Arab Documentary Photography Program
On June 12, 2014, an estimated 1,700 Iraqi Air Force cadets were slaughtered by ISIS in Tikrit. In early April, 2015, almost a year later, forensic teams exhumed dozens of corpses believed to be some of the cadets. As the on-going investigations try to determine the identities of the bodies and the fate of others, this project will document the suffering and continuous waiting of the families in their quest to know the fate of their loved ones and the circumstances behind their executions.