Yuri Kozyrev

World Press Photo 2009 on display in Tel-Aviv at The Eretz Museum. Depicted is Yuri Kozyrev’s 1st prize in portraits singles; Rajiha Jihad Jassim (37) stands with her son Sarhan, in Baghdad, Iraq. Her husband, Gazie Swadi Tofan, was kidnapped in November 2006 and is still missing. For months she visited the city morgue to join the crowd that daily watches the images of unidentified corpses screened on five video monitors, in case she could recognize her husband among the dead. With five children and no family income, she can no longer pay the bus fare so does not visit the morgue any more, but still hopes for Tofan’s return.

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  1. Raz

    I liked that one too !

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