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Diana Markosian
Year One

A Boyhood Seven Countries Later

Milad Ahkabyar, 14, is a refugee from Afghanistan. He and his family -- his father, mother, and two sisters - arrived in the cold winter months after crossing seven countries. They were in danger in Afghanistan. They had no choice but to leave. Now in Germany, they live in small room in a refugee center close to the airport. Milad and his family are still adjusting, often homesick for a life and culture they left behind. This is a collaborative series using Milad’s photographs, his family's drawings and images of their life as they experience some of...

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Germany. Dusseldorf. 2016. An image taken of Milad on his way...
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Germany. Dusseldorf. 2016. A hand drawn map of the route Milad...
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Germany. Dusseldorf. 2016. The train station in Dusseldorf....
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Germany. Dusseldorf. 2017. Milad, 14, and his younger sister...
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Germany. Dusseldorf. 2016. Milad's mother, Aziza. "Sometimes...
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Germany. Dusseldorf. 2016. Milad's mother, Aziza, 31, and his...
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Germany. Dusseldorf. 2016. Milad's sister, Mina. “She has changed...
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Germany. Dusseldorf. 2016. The size of the houses in Germany...
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Dusseldorf, Germany. 2016. A chocolate and jam sandwich with...
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Germany. Dusseldorf. 2016. Milad's student ID card.
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Germany. Dusseldorf. 2017. The first girl I like is in Germany....
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Germany. Dusseldorf. 2016. An image of Milad’s school, which...
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Germany. Dusseldorf. 2017. Milad says that he misses his friends...
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Germany. Dusseldorf. 2016. A portrait of Milad with his mother...
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Germany. Dusseldorf. 2016. A Christmas tree at the camp. “I...
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Germany. Dusseldorf. 2016. “It’s my first Christmas. I didn’t...
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Germany. Dusseldorf. 2016. I got a lot of gifts from people...
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Germany. Dusseldorf. 2017. Milad before the birth of his baby...
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Germany. Dusseldorf. 2016. My family's puzzle. We never have...
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Germany. Dusseldorf. 2016. Milad and his sister go shopping...
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Germany. Dusseldorf. 2016. “When we ask for more, they say we...
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Germany. Dusseldorf. 2016. In their current residency, Milad's...
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Germany. Dusseldorf. 2016. Mahya playing hide and seek at a...
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Germany. Dusseldorf. 2017. “My parents had an interview so we...
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Germany. Dusseldorf. 2016. Milad's mother is expecting their...
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Germany. Dusseldorf. 2017. Milad visits his mother and newborn...
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