Awaiting Their Dead

Ahmad Qasem  |  The Arab Documentary Photography Program  |  2015  |  Iraq
On June 12, 2014 an estimated 1,700 Iraqi Air Force cadets were slaughtered by ISIS in Tikrit. Early April, 2015, almost a year later, forensic teams exhumed dozens of corpses believed to be some of the cadets. As the families wait for the confirmation about the fate of their sons, my project is to document their stories and suffering.