Pakistan March by Muhammed Muheisen

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A group of activists from the impoverished southwestern province of Baluchistan walked roughly 3,000 kilometers (1,860 miles) to the capital of Islamabad to draw attention to the alleged abductions of their loved ones by the Pakistani government.

Associated Press photographer Muhammed Muheisen photographed the march, which at times gained in size and momentum and at other times remained small, appearing insignificant. At one point Muhammed pulled some of the surviving family member aside from the march and photographed them in front of a cold, metallic backdrop of a shuttered shop.

This technique isolated the demonstrators from their environment to create a more personal and singular tragedy. The images are all from approximately the same distance and in the same style but the subtlety in expressions and body language speak to the hope, emotional fatigue and the individual experience of each surviving family member representing their loved one.

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