Photographer Interviews


Portraying Trauma without Adding to It

September 15, 2017

© Ritesh Uttamchandani

For a story about a brothel, Ritesh Uttamchandani photographed the ceilings, showing them from the perspective of the sex workers while they were working.

PDN spoke with three photographers who explain how they have portrayed sexual violence and abuse from the point of view of victims, representing them with sensitivity and respect. Click on the headline below to read the full article about each photo story:

Eman Helal on Covering Street Harassment in Egypt

Ritesh Uttamchandani’s Unique Approach to Photographing Brothels

Mary F. Calvert on Photographing Military Sexual Assault Without Adding to Her Subjects’ Suffering