Ours is a divisive, celebrity-obsessed culture in which certain individuals are deified or prosecuted in the court of public opinion depending on the week, and we can all dream of being on reality TV. Half of us seem to go gaga over a celebrity’s every move, while the other half turns up their noses at the whole thing. When Dutch...
September 20, 2017
With “Just Stop,” her long-term project about gender-based abuse in Egypt, Cairo photojournalist Eman Helal has tried to depict victims of harassment in a way that counters the common assumption that women are to blame for provoking attacks. She began the project in 2013, after she read a Facebook post by a teenage girl who reported that a man had... More »
September 18, 2017
Women who have suffered sexual assault while serving in the American military have told photographer Mary F. Calvert that the aftermath of sexual trauma is “almost worse” than the incident itself. “This is something that these [victims] live with every minute of every day, it’s one of those dividing lines in a person’s life,” says Calvert, who began working on... More »
September 15, 2017
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... More »