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The Option of Last Resort: Iraqi Refugees in the United States 1 by Gabriela Bulisova

The Option of Last Resort: Iraqi Refugees in the United States 1 by Gabriela Bulisova

Artist: Gabriela Bulisova
Year: 2009-2011
Medium: Photograph

Three generations of Iraqi women-a grandmother, a mother, and a daughter-were violently separated and forced to flee to three different countries. Now, after three years of experiences none of them want to recall, they are finally living together as new American residents. However, even in the United States, they live in hidden exile, unable to reveal their identities for fear of being discovered by their male relatives and targeted with assassination attempts from Iraqi anti-Americans. They rely on their strong Christian faith to remain hopeful about their future.