Photographs Capture Kurdish Women In Training To Fight Isis
It is true that these photographs do not tell everything that these women go through, but thankfully we can see a glimpse of what life is like for them. While these photographs show off glamour of a “fighter” girl, their lives are anything BUT glamorous.
Photographer Jacob Russell spent 2 years in Kurdistan, and he has come to understand that women join the Peshmerga or other Kurdish forces for unglamorous reasons. The women he photographed turned to the Peshmerga to escape abusive marriages and other forms of oppression women continue to face there.