Behind the Absence: The Children Left Behind of Moldova (Image)

Date published: 
15 Mar 2016

Photographer Myriam Meloni went to Moldova to document children left behind. "In the Republic of Moldova, the poorest country in Eastern Europe, over 100,000 children are growing up without their parents, who work abroad. They are social orphans raised by their grandparents, neighbours or placed in ramshackle orphanages originally built to house orphans from World War II."  

See all the pictures - Myriam Meloni: Behind the Absence [Projects>Behind the Absence], here there are the stories of some photographed children, and here there is an interview with the photographer regarding this project.

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