Relationship: Im/migrant
photograph of me
photograph of me

This is a picture of me when I was two years old, and it is my first childhood picture. When I was born, a war started in my country, and my parents had to make a choice to do something for us. We needed to move. When we left for another country, my older brother took me to a photo salon and took this picture. For me this is a very special thing because when I look at this, I feel warmth and joy in my soul, and I can see and remember how I looked then. 

Place(s): New York City, Tadjikistan
Year: 2023

– Umida Ishmuratova

Relationship:  Im/migrant Im/migrant