The World Through A Lens

March 9, 2011 § Leave a comment

You’ll have seen the winning image for the World Press Photo Contest by Jodi Bieber of Bibi Aisha, an 18-year-old woman from Oruzgan province in Afghanistan, who fled back to her family home from her husband’s house, complaining of violent treatment. The Taliban arrived one night, demanding Bibi be handed over to face justice. After a Taliban commander pronounced his verdict, Bibi’s brother-in-law held her down and her husband sliced off her ears and then cut off her nose.

All the finalists are absolutely stunning, and some deeply disturbing. Well worth a look on The Atlantic.

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