The Loss of Childhood

January 06, 2016 Allison Joyce Photo Gallery 
Forced Marriage

Runa Akhter was only 13 when her parents forced her to marry a man more than twice her age. Until then, Runa had dreamt of working as a receptionist. She was in 7th grade, loved reading and sports, and she wanted to wait until she was 21 to get married. But her parents had other plans.


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Allison Joyce

Allison Joyce is a Boston born photojournalist based between Mumbai, India and Dhaka, Bangladesh. At the age of 19 she left school at Pratt Institute and moved to Iowa to cover the 2008 Presidential Race where she worked as a campaign photographer for Hillary Clinton. The experience inspired her travels around the world covering social issues and news.