Ingushetia is one of Russia's poorest and most restive regions. The ongoing military conflict in neighboring Chechnya has spilled into Ingushetia, and the republic has been destabilized by corruption and a number of high-profile crimes.
BAGHDAD, IRAQ. Lit by an oil lamp, Halla prepares herself for the night. Widowed in the initial days of the Iraq war, she turned to prostitution to support her family. (photo by Andrea Bruce/The Washington Post)
BAGHDAD, IRAQ. Halla entertains a customer in her Baghdad apartment. (photo by Andrea Bruce/The Washington Post)
BAGHDAD, IRAQ 2003. Halla gets a kiss from her son Iaad Hameed, 4, while her two year-old drinks from a bottle. Halla’s husband, the father of her two children, was killed in the violence surrounding Baghdad during the initial days of the U.S. invasion in Iraq. (photo by Andrea Bruce/The Washington Post)
“ I love my job—whether I'm home in the US or abroad. But the main reason I do this is to spread empathy among our readers in the US. I want people here to have an interest and a connection to people from very different cultures, religions and geographies. Traveling abroad as a photojournalist allows me to do this.” -Andrea Bruce Woodall