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Feature - Iraqi Teen Refugee
Diana Markosian
After spending three and a half years in Turkey, then-15 year old Iraqi refugee Balqees, her mother and younger brother, were admitted into the US. Settling in Southern California, Balqees was suddenly forced to adapt to life as an American teenager.
On assignment for New York Magazine’s The Cut, Diana Markosian photographed Balqees and her family. Click here to read the story.

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USA. La Mesa, California. 2017. Outside their one-bedroom apartment,...
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USA. La Mesa, California. 2017. Ibtihal, 47, prays in her home,...
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USA. La Mesa, Califorinia. 2017. Balqees holds one of the only...
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USA. La Mesa, California. 2017. Balqees and her brother Fadil,...
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USA. La Mesa, Califorinia. 2017. In her tiny bedroom, Balqees...
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USA. Bales, 15, at Mission Beach in San Diego, California. The...
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USA. 2017. At night, Fatima, 18, Balqees, 15 and Fadil, 14, hang...
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USA. 2017. Balqees, 15, is a refugee from Baghdad, Iraq, living...
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USA. California. 2017. Balqees floating down the river for the...
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USA. 2017. Balqees in an empty field near their home in La Mesa,...
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USA. La Mesa, California. 2017. A tiny leather suitcase Balqees...
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