Iraqi Passport Photo


FOUND by Cary Norton in Baghdad, Iraq

Rummaging around one quiet afternoon at Baghdad International Airport (I’m a photographer for a company that’s working in Iraq), I went into an abandoned store and, naturally, started going through some of the drawers. Underneath a stack of year-old pita bread (very, very hard), I stumbled across a small stack of passport photos. There are two things strange about them. One, all the photos are of women. And two, every face has been scribbled on with a red ink pen. Very strange.