Vanessa Winship has lived and worked for nearly ten years in Turkey and the border regions of Armenia, Iraq, Iran and Syria. In each of these countries, she took portraits of young girls in school uniforms. Her black-and-white photographs are all taken head-on and from the same distance. The repetition and the minimalism of the framing, the austerity of the setting enhance the symbolism of the uniform, creating a link between these schoolgirls and their daily struggle.
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