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March 24, 2014
Igor whispers into his friend Renat’s ear, at a school in northern Moldova. It is Igor’s birthday, and his grandmother has given him chocolate to hand out to his classmates.
Moldova is Europe’s poorest country. In the past 10 years, one-third of the working population has gone abroad in search of better-paying jobs. Children often find themselves looked after by elderly relatives, or left in orphanage boarding schools. Igor has a twin brother. They do not know their father and their mother died soon after leaving to work in Russia, when they were two years old.
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Photojournalist Åsa Sjöström was born in 1976 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Her work is social documentary, with a focus on women and children. Her photographic work has received first prizes in World Press Photo and Swedish Picture of the Year awards. She has also recieved several grants. Åsa Sjöström is represented by Momentagency and Institute.
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RT @niklasorrenius: Närmaste skolan: Munkhätteskolan. Här tillbringade Åsa Sjöström o jag en vecka 2012. Barnen vana vid skottlossningar ht…
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RT @catchlight_io: Very happy to announce the CatchLight Fellowship Shortlist today. See the 11 finalists here: https://t.co/rJZvbzvJaS