This experience is only viewable in landscape mode

For the past three years photographer and filmmaker Myrto Papadopoulos has been driving 730 miles north of Athens for monthly visits to the isolated villages of the Pomak minority in the Greek region of Thrace, the only European territory with Sharia jurisdiction, to visually document and engage the women left behind to take charge of households as their husbands have been forced to emigrate to northern Europe in search of employment. As the traditional structure and gender relations of the Pomak community adapt to these socioeconomic conditions, these women are seeking the right to work, study, and adopt new roles beyond the confines of their society.