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Beharke, Iraqi Kurdistan: On July 31, 1981, Iraqi soldiers arrived unexpectedly and took away all the men in every family; they were never seen again. Under Muslim law, women cannot remarry, so they are left waiting.

Date 1997
Location Kurdistan
Dimensions Image: 11 11/16 x 17 1/8 in. (29.7 x 43.5 cm)
Paper: 15 15/16 x 19 7/8 in. (40.5 x 50.5 cm)
Print medium Photo-Gelatin silver
Credit line

Gift of Cornell Capa, 2007

Feedback Accession No. 2007.6.4