(Not attacking you personally) But to be indifferent and unmoved by third world issues even if by skewed photographic evidence seems cold hearted.
Originally Posted by Helinophoto
Check this women out. She is a photographer!
This is a must read about a real photographers courage documenting third world issues...
"About a year ago, I got in a taxi in Cairo; after leaving for the destination, the driver switched course, pulled over, and attacked me with a knife. He asked me to undress, but I got angry and refused. I was sitting in the backseat, and when I tried to reach for the driver’s side door to open it, he pinned me down with his seat and started beating me on the face. At some point I was able, numerous times, to open the cab doors screaming for help; the highway was busy with cars, but nobody stopped, and he kept dragging me inside the car each time I tried to escape. After about 15 minutes of fighting inside the cab and several more attempts to flee, I managed to finally convince the driver to take my money instead of hurting me further. I consider myself extremely lucky not to have lost consciousness and escape reasonably unharmed, escape before something more gruesome happened. In light of all the recent events in Egypt, I am posting this picture from that terrible night in Cairo - and sharing my story in support of Egyptian women and their defiance against sexual violence.
~ Rena Effendi
PostScript: The taxi driver was never found. The police never gave the final report on investigation.
*Born 1977 in Baku, Azerbaijan and based in Cairo, Egypt, Rena Effendi is a freelance photographer, journalist and mom. Educated as a linguist, she took her first photographs in 2001. Ever since, she has photographed issues of conflict, social justice and the oil industry’s effects on people and the environment (www.refendi.com). Her work has been widely published in Newsweek, Time, The Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, National Geographic and others."
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