Portraits: ISIS wives

Contemporary Issues

Aigerim Ospanova, 28, holds her son Ismael, 6 months, as she poses for a photo at her family's house in Zhanaozen, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Aigerim went through the rehabilitation center for ISIS wives and now lives at home with her family.

The Kazakh government converted an old day camp into a “rehabilitation center”. There, these women, who came with their children, got treatment from psychologists and moderate Muslim imams intended to cure their radicalism and re-integrate them into society. I shot this project for The New York Times.

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