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straight in for months. greece urges the e.u. to release a bailout funds after athens passes a second vote on its austerity program to avert in imminent default the measures including a radical tax increases pay cuts and privatisations of world proved despite violent street protests and riots. and up next our interview show spotlight in the frame today world press photo winner jodi biber who tells al going off about what it's like to take a snapshot that can really make a difference in the world. the latest in science and technology from. the future of coverage.
spotlight. on our. men today my guest on the program is jody babydol. modern technology works wonders anyone can fly everyone's a photographer every day millions of cameras take pictures every part of the world but only a few even journalists are good enough to fly to the right place at their rights and make the snap that really makes a difference. out of thousands is exactly what the world press photo is all about but what's it like to be called the best on the planet and what does it take to nail spotlight with. best photo jodi.
picoult open have gone girl just bigger by taliban extremists. the shocking and inspiring shocking because one cannot. be injuries calmly and inspiring because the guys on bail the girls. even after suffering such beastly brutality johnny bieber is not new to the w.p.a. competition she wanted eight times already. the jury describes the picture of one of those. as a triumph in full journalism. thank you very much for coming thanks for having me it's a pleasure for me on the show well first of all i read that when somebody told you the e.u. won the world press photo which you report you said you're joking believe it is the . true well why couldn't you look you're not going to win well you know as you sit
in your all previously that i've won eight will place awards before never in a million years would i ever have thought i would have won the overall prize and at the same time because of all the controversy that was surrounding the photograph i thought that the jury would be they would it would be too much of a risk to give it the first prize i will use as you mention the controller see as far as i remember this picture this very picture appeared on the front page of time magazine and the headline read what happens if we leave afghanistan that's right yes so actually your picture was used in a propaganda campaign to sell the occupation we have people that you see this is what's very interesting and south african coming from johannes food if you showed that cover to people in south africa they didn't even notice the headline
because that's not our politics they so i share and the controversy came from very many different places and therefore everyone responded in very different ways depending on the politics depending on the country they came from depending on a whole lot of different variables so it didn't affect me in that way in actual fact it was a catalyst that it spread through the blogosphere world it was on t.v. it was everywhere and actually it was furthering and speaking about violence against women and more and more people were seeing this before we start talking about our share story in the pinch yourself a couple of more words about the competition first of all what was your favorite picture among others among your competitors can you name some something else. because i quite like the. one photograph i think it's him back dish of at looks
circus so a photograph from the cinema it's a father and he son walking through the water and i like that but i also thought what was very interesting for me more than then appreciating the photography so much was it was interesting to see the chilean the chilean miners photographed and the ground by themselves there were the clarity so it speaks a lot about citizen journalism. well speaking about citizen jews speaking about awarding prizes well it's not the first time when i ask this question to myself when i see the winners a work in the works winning world press photo is the prize awarded to the pick chair to the photographic work word to journalism to the story behind the picture. i have seen a jury member a few years back and really firstly it's about it's a photographic competition is the quality of the picture the composition books the
dates the initial thing it's totally around the photograph and then of course the journalistic value after the fact is as important but really it's a photographic competition well let's take a closer look at this year's winners of the world press photo contest spotlights in the dimmy there were reports from an exhibition in moscow. earthquakes and volcanoes heroes and villains the pulse in the nerve of two thousand and ten is year round these pictures when put together the works which won the world press photo contest here the view was mind like a tsunami of human emotions the first to feel the force of the tsunami were the qantas jury they had to delve through a record pool of more than a hundred thousand food do you think should we choose two hundred images we. each best reflect last year's events fifty six photographers from twenty three countries
won one of the industry's most prestigious prizes in an age where everyone carries a camera and can get a lucky shot the professional still have an age like a body people who have dedicated their life to photojournalism and have a great experience possess a completely different vision the quality of fictions they take is so much higher citizen journalism will never replace professional journalism but the two can co-exist perfectly well. the world press photo contest is ready to celebrate the coexistence a special mention went to nonprofessionals such as the chilean miners for photographs themselves while trapped for sixty nine days on the ground the view was of the moscow exhibition a welcome by portrait of giuliana sunshine which to result to be one of the landmark images for two thousand and ten but it doesn't matter what we think of
julian assange it's just that we can leagues did not exist before and it does now and it has given a new perspective to reality and one more source of getting information like throughout its fifty four year history the world press photo contest was mostly about revolutions violent uprisings and then they troll disasters but there are always images ones i can risk the poor on next to the brutal pictures which make most of the daily news images of beauty and true nature look exceptionally for a job. so so you don't consider yourself to be a journalist or a campaign or whatever you're just a photographer for me i feel i'm a photographer. between the documentary world and the magazine world. i feel that you know my work isn't totally
journalistic in a way after i also bring something of myself into the world loosely when i work with photographers here in television our i always try to tell them you're not just picture takers your journal your reporters do you do your journalistic work well i do it with a pen and you do it with a camera so with use different well for me when i'm later i share it i wasn't thinking how to satisfy a time magazine i was totally thinking of the creative process and working with to create that photograph but i wasn't thinking harm i'm going to tell when you took that picture you thought it will make a beautiful picture or you wanted to to try to do to express yourself in your position your you actually cued towards well i think you know i think this photograph has a number that says a number of different things and you know as a journalist that we knew in the process of creating i'm not thinking that but out
saw that i sure was a very beautiful woman and i'm also at the stage where i am trying to break stereotypes in my work sack could have photographed in a more vulnerable position i could have lost because she doesn't have is either i could have asked could she moved her hair away and i didn't do that and i wanted to show her in a position of power and not in a position of of being vulnerable this who killed year about asia how did you get to tell a soul bit more about about how you got into the story well i went to see time magazine in new york and they gave me an assignment erin baker who's a writer for time magazine she was doing a story on about eighteen different woman so she actually found ok you got the names that year on and women for afghan women shelter was looking off. i share the time and that's how i met
a really through aaron bank so you already knew the story that i knew the stillness to a bit about the story it's horrible i mean i mean i mean what outlives it's just unbelievable well actually comes from the southern provinces of afghanistan and. it's i think it was twelve or fourteen economy but the detail she was given away to cover a dispute that happened with the family and she was really abused quite badly within her in-laws home and so she decided to run away and she ran to her neighbors thinking she would seek refuge but they handed her into the police and in afghanistan basically if you are a woman then you run away from your husband you go to jail or that she received amnesty and her father came to collect her and took her back her oh ought to be raised has been through that has to go has been and there was a court which happened to be in that area it was
a taliban court. and they say that as punishment to teach other women in the village not to run away from their husbands to cut off her nose and ears and they held down decisions it was the tribal accordant court decision art was the village moment decision. to cut off and in and they lifted to die and then the military the u.s. military found it you could well looked after her and then took her to women for afghan women. who are still looking after her new york now and they're going to and then she she came to america when she was very good over there in was what will you told us about how you were taking this picture was it difficult to convince this year leaves you to pose for for a magazine no no you. see i think everyone tries to may i share and the organize
a xtian victim to this and i sure was actually waiting to gets a visa to go to america i wasn't the first photographer ever to photograph or or journalist to write about her and i think that i don't know for sure but i think women for afghan women and i should made the decision that the more publicity they got around her and what happened to her perhaps the media would help to get the same as it was her own decision to to to make it public to make that to make a new face public and then to to to to make a statement title you can force anyone into doing something this is in a shell sets a very structured structured and protected place so i couldn't just walk in and say ah please you know can i photograph you it's definitely doesn't work that way with the session or was it just a couple of structure it's not more out of the took about three hours or so it was
like a professional photograph of social yeah with a model. i would like to know everything you know now i know this is a tripod i'm very basic i use standard lanes and then a reflector sort of like that i like the studio's not that's in in the shelter in a very basic room with in the shelter. jodi bieber the winner of a world press photo contest spotlight would be back we'll continue this interview to take a short break so stay with us they're going. twenty years ago in the largest country in the world. if. you can. teach.
where did it take the. wealthy british. markets. happening to the global economy. watch. welcome back to spotlight i am now going are going just to remind you that my guest on the show today is jody bieber the winner of world press photo contest judy we talk about i shall be girl you photographs of afghanistan he'll receive this award winning picture once again was there any any investigation other than this
tribal court decision to trigger killer actually into the case so yummy up and yeah the home i think pressure you know who never e one wrote about this or knew about it role made a statement i mean the taliban even made a statement to say they don't advocate something like this and now the father in law has been arrested thing is a court case that's opened and they're looking for a husband but the husband's on the run as far as anybody they become this is what they're saying do you think do you think that an afghan court will. will be able to to to to to make an unbiased decision will accept a cult from you know just say because i mean you know i'm not an expert in additional systems how did the. mutilation change change are you sure. he talked to her you know her well this should become a new kind of
a person after all though that you have to you know she started as a major posttraumatic stress test she still suffers kurtley she couldn't have an operation she's in your. she lives in queens woman for afghan woman look after her that she was meant to have the operation and the surgeon said they don't want to operate on her because she's still emotionally not ready for it but but we do have new pictures where wolf actually there's a picture way where it isn't that after the surgery this is a press they stick know her with when she goes. oh she she she just where is her so so so so so this is so this is something you see you can hear you know i can see that so and she has to have an operation to jim to make it real i mean to to make it like a real now i see when she said so she just witnessed going to be just a lot better i think they're just waiting for her to psychologically recover to get
stronger before they can operate. it was a terrible decision to go to the united states to have a greater than just a worry people just you had to take her out of the way she was over when i mean to she was really anxious to go to america but really the main reason why she wants a new nose in is i mean can you imagine what it must feel like. what awaits in the united states she she she's just learning the language in you know what what's she going to do what the moment she's making jewelry and all i know today because i'm in very close communication with the organization is that she makes jewelry she's got a very small life right now she sees them in mom once a week. she knows how to use the internet she she surfs afghan websites. and that's really what she does for now but i'm sure with english and when she gets emotionally stronger you know then things could open up for her. i
know that you you mentioned you she does a so-called big jewelry year and she been sold a couple of things i know some bracelets and necklaces do you think she can make a living well i don't know only europe am she grown it but i think lack for i should you know i think there the opportunity for her in afghanistan they wasn't she was either going to stay at the shelter or she there's no way she could ever go home. do you think that she may be able to return home to afghanistan not to the village not to. but i mean if she the painting what she does i mean perhaps she can go back to couple and work there who move so do you think she will want to go back on their hard earned do know their stuff fickle to say i mean i really don't know you know no one has access to i share i have very close access to the the organization that looks after her but i
don't get on the phone and have a conversation with her you know they're still trying to protect her from the media you set up the media a chauffeur and the foundation no no i don't want internet no they say that but us i really try wherever i go to advocates and ask people to donate funds to the b.b. i should fund what is it from the ground work to do it while really you know it's very expensive living in new york and it's not that she's going to go shopping with their money in some movie you know she needs to be educated she needs caregivers and it's a very expensive process so that fund one hundred percent of the money put into their fund will go to b.b. i shit. and really it will go to her living in york what i have done is i've created a limited edition of prints of b.b. i share that i'm hoping museums or that it's very limited will collect and all
those fans will go to the p.b. i should say it's selling so you like the scientific you know. how common in general and if you know if you can give an answer to that when are such things that happened that happened. to our show i mean i mean is it is it considered like normal in the radical islamists like villages and communities are going to to do such things to to do what i like to think of this more as domestic violence more than looking at it from the perspective of islam i don't connect the two i don't connect that would you call it an exception or things like that happen i would say things that they have happened but i don't know how often to their extremity but you do for example when i was in kabul i went to the self immolation hospital where because women are suffering so much within their homes
they has been homes they try and burn themselves their poor petrol and themselves and they try commit suicide in that way so there's definitely violence against women. we started talking about this story you said you saw it all started when time magazine told used to go to kabul and take eighteen eighteen girls that are eighty eight eighteen people said so so you did all of them only eighteen you met all of the we did eighteen stories eighteen portraits one of the success stories were they happy happy ends happy stories among mentally a photograph that oprah winfrey of afghanistan africa craft a woman who is a politician and wants to become the first sportsman. mr. documentary filmmakers sir are photographed a variety of different women you know not all in a vulnerable situation room so so there are
a lot of happy women in against well they are women i think they come from more educated better crowds they're you know are having a very different life now mainly in kabul here but a bit in the villages it's still now as over there it's largely like gracious fade to do whatever your parents or your husband tells you to do well i would imagine it's the military there but i'm not saying that every household sure is he is violent as you mentioned like twelve or fourteen she was we when she was given right to do two to two to the future has been so this is this is the age where when the girls are usually you know less and less to settle down it's just said look the criminal disappearing and usually they go the very get where they were fifteen sixteen i think it's a bit older year old g ok now listen to. your previous sort of pictures before you did they have again series was about the slums in south africa is that true it's
about so we're younger so where do you do that how do you consider yourself like a social photographer a social campaign or is it also was just an assignment that you. so return really came about the project on the township and call it a slum because i don't see it as a slam. well this is what they call it. but it was a personal project and it became a book and it's really about you know i think that sometimes the media lamp certain countries in certain ways and before the soccer world cup in twenty ten a lot of bad media was leaving south africa and really about crime it. around aids it was around poverty and no one was just showing the normality that also exists within our country and so we're turning it in a way was to break down the styria time to show just the normality that can happen
in south africa as i'm sure sometimes russia is showing in the certain wasn't true so so so you there is a social own goal to what you do yeah are you not just just another photographer went with a low ball that's me this was really about upgrading to a theory of the times and it was to try and break down that fear that people have about the end. what are you working on now. i have been in i think six countries in one month only yeah for mainly for world press but just before i was in moscow i was in london photographing a portrait series in an area in east london called shortage. and it deals a lot in fantasy for her eastenders is something hard so let's hope not but i don't know really not today i know it's changed to five that's very true in the river and
you are you're exhibiting here in moscow i think i think it's doomed to be a success because because because the world appropriate popular in this country. really thank you thank you very much for being with us and just just a reminder that my guest on the show today was jodi bieber there with other world press photo that's it for now from all of us if you want to have yourself spotlight where someone in mind you think i shouldn't be in a stand just drop me a log that i'll bring up ad party t v are you for let's keep the show interactive we'll be back with your comments on what's going on in and outside russia until then stay on to our team and take you to get.