Kid Raised By Drug Addicts: By Irina Popova

Russian photographer Irina Popova has stirred waves of controversy with her “Another Family” photo series. She has captured the family life of little 2-year-old Anfisa and her drug-addict parents. So here is a difficult question –  is the photographer an impartial observer and communicator of truth, or her obligation as a human being is to intervene in the little girl’s life?


They are punks and drug-users, their home is often noisy and full of occasional guests. Lilya has sexually transmitted desease and doesn’t know her HIV diagnoses. Unthough all that, they love each other and their little daughter and try to take care of her properly. Which of course sounds ridiculous.

How does Anfisa’s childhood look to you?

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