A portrait of Zoya, whose daughter Ainura was kidnapped the previous night from this room by four men. Although devastated at the loss of her daughter, Zoya, a widower, subsequently gave in to pressure from neighbours and relatives to accept the kidnap as a Kyrgyz tradition.
Issyk-Kul Oblast, Kyrgyzstan. October 2009.
(I couldn't use this picture because the children she is posing with were not hers and not relevant to the story on bride kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan which I was working on. The picture I did use can be seen here: http://www.jackiedewemathews.com/bride-kidnapping/m5hbwqd9qqcrgs77vs99nojt0skq1g)