© 2019 Elyor Nematov

"Father comes tomorrow" is a common phrase that millions of children in Central Asia hear when they ask the questions-  "Where is my father? When will he come back home"? Those who look after the children – mothers, grandmothers, older sisters, and older brothers use this phrase over and over again. And no one knows when this "tomorrow" will actually arrive.

 

This photo story is about migrants workers’ families - mostly women and children who are waiting and surviving while their loved ones are trying to make ends meet in Russia. Many Central Asian children are growing up without seeing their fathers. Meanwhile, many women are left with the task of raising the children on their own. 

 

FATHER COMES TOMORROW/