Legacy of an Afghan Child Bride

PhotographerGloriann Liu
Prize2nd Place in Editorial / Other_ED
Entry Description

Afghanistan is a society steeped in tradition, with early marriage for minor, uneducated girls being one of the many traditions that will affect its future as a prosperous country. Zarghona’s story is not a unique one. My hope in telling her story is to create an interest with my viewers in the recurring global problem of girls marrying at too young an age. It is a problem that can only be solved with proper education for all girls and boys. Before we as outsiders rush to judgment, we must understand the dire economic circumstances faced by some of these families.