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where did it take them.
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into our ts have a look at the headlines. germany shelters and nazi executioner wanted to put torturing and killing his victims during world war two the former s.s. officer has been the one to buy the hague more than fifty years then is refusing to hand over its citizens spiking quit to seek prosecution of other war criminals. thousands of libyans have taken to the streets of tripoli in support of pilger duffy underfund intense bombings already a message to the nation libyan leader threatened to attack europe if the alliance continues its airstrikes. and international vessels with several hundred peace activists on board along with humanitarian aid from the fate of those a bus stopped in a greek portico scottsburg comes just to bring in since activists from another ten
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were killed by israeli forces. but next our interview show spotlight and today our guest is an acclaimed photographer whose image of an afghan wife punished for the evening the husband shot the world. well. the latest in science and technology from around russia. we've got the future covered. like. on our. own today my guest on the program is jody babydol. modern technology works wonders anyone can fly everyone's
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a photographer every day millions of cameras stay up pictures every part of the world but only a few even journalists are good enough to fly to the right place at the right side 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 their spotlight we need their reigning best photo queen jodi. picoult open have young girl disfigured by taliban extremists singletary has the shocking and inspiring shocking because one cannot. injuries calmly and inspiring because the guys unveil the girls will to leave even after suffering such beastly brutality johnny bieber is not new to the w.p.a.
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competition she wanted eight times already. the jury describes the picture of one of those. as a triumph for jollies. thank you very much for coming thanks for having me it's a pleasure for having me on the show well first of all i read that when somebody told you the e.u. won the world press photo award you report you say you're joking believe it is the . true well why couldn't you but 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 there for surrounding the photograph i thought that the jury would be there would it would be too much of
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a risk to give it the first prize he uses 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 the occupation we have 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 saw 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
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a whole lot of different variables so it didn't affect me in there 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 i share a story in the pictures of 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 look circus so a photograph from the cinema that'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
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the ground by themselves there were the calamities 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 been a jury member a few years back and really firstly it's about it's a photographic competition it's 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
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the dimmy there were reports from an exhibition in moscow. earthquakes and volcanoes heroes and villains the poles and 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 jewellery 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 but that's
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a completely different vision the quality of fictions they take is so much higher citizen journalism will never replace professional journalism but the tooth can quite exist for african 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 most of 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 not only throughout its fifty four year history the world press photo contest was mostly about revolutions violent uprisings and when they troll disasters but there are
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always images ones i can recite the porn next to the brutal pictures which make most of the daily news images of beauty and true nature look exceptionally fridge. 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 taking your journey with your reporters to do you do your journalistic work what i do with the pen and you do it with a camera so with you it's different well for me when i'm later i share it i wasn't
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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 how am i 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 do 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'm 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 move hair away and i didn't do that and i wanted to show
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her in a position of power and not in a position of of being vulnerable this is who killed you're 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 aaron 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 the gian and woman for afghan women shelter was looking off. so i share the time and that's how i met a really through aaron back so you already knew the story that i knew the stillness through a bit about the story the it's horrible i mean i mean i mean what are going lives it's just unbelievable well actually comes from the southern provinces of afghanistan and. acts i think it was twelve or fourteen economy but the detail she
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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 in 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 so ought to be raised has been to 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 it down decisions it was the tribal accordant court decision art was the
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village moment decision. to cut off an as an is 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 reading over there in was what will you told us about how you were taking this picture was a difficult to convince this year leads you to pose for for a magazine no no you. see i think everyone tries to may i share and the organize a certain victim to this and i sure was actually waiting to gets a visa to go to america i wasn't the first photographer if a 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
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more publicity they got around her and what happened to her perhaps the media would help to get the values it was her own decision to do to make it public to make that choice to make a new face public and to to to to make a statement tightly ican force anyone into doing something this is in a shelter it's a very structured structured and protected place so our 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 i 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 so should i not that's in in the shelter in a very basic room with in the shelter. jodi bieber the winner of the world press
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photo contest spotlight would be back we'll continue this interview after we take a short break so stay with us so good. would be so much brighter if you knew all about the song from stupid question. please don't talk t. dot com.
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welcome back to spotlight i'm now going all of them 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 share the girl you photographed in afghanistan he'll receive this award winning picture once again was there any any investigation other than this tribal court decision to trigger killing actually into the case so yes on the up and yeah the home i think pressure you know never e one writes about the so knew about it all 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
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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 i knew they the they become this is what they're saying you know do you think do you think that an afghan court will . will be able to to to to to make an unbiased decision. well it's not a cut from you just say because i mean you know i'm not an expert in the judicial system how did the. nation change change are you sure. he talked to her you know her well this should become a new kind of a person after all that you have you know she started as one major posttraumatic stress test she still suffers pertly 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
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she's still emotionally not ready for it but but we do have new pictures where wolf actually this picture where we're really isn't that after the surgery this is a press they take now. with when she goes out oh she's she's just where is it her are so so so so so this is so this is something you see you can hear you know i can see that so ensure us to have an operation to jim to make it real i mean to to make it like really now i see and see said so she just witness thing who did just a lot better i think they're just waiting for her to sack a logically recover to get stronger before they can operate. it was a terrible decision to go to the united states or a great distain there were people just you had to take her out of the glacier was over when i'm eighty two she was really anxious to go to america but really the main reason why she wants
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a new nose in is i mean can you imagine what it must feel like. what awaits in the united states she's she's just learning blonde wig you know what was she going to do well at 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 an 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 should know the so-called big jewelry year and she would sold a couple of things i know some bracelets and necklaces do you think she can make a living well i don't know perhaps she grown it but i think lack for i should you
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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 her village going 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 own do there still 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 issue first and the foundation no no i did that with internet no they say to that but us i really try wherever i go to advocates and ask people
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to donate funds to the b.b. i should fund what is it for the with the doing well 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 family 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.p.i. shop so it's selling so we like the scientific you know listen. how common in general and if you know if you can give an answer to that when
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are such things that happened that happened. i mean i mean is it is it considered like normal in the radical islamists like villages and communities are going to to be such things to to do what i like to think of this more as domestic violence more than looking at it from a 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 there 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 they pour petrol on themselves and they track commit suicide in that way so there's definitely violence against women. we started talking
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about this story you said you saw it all started when time magazine told you to go to kabul and take eighteen eighteen girls are starting to eighteen people said so so you did all of them only eighteen you met all of them we did eighty 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 so so there are a lot of happy women and yes while they are women i think they come from more educated backgrounds that you know are having a very different life now mainly in kabul yeah but a bit in the villages it's still now where it's largely like gracious failed to do
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whatever your parents or you has been told you to do well i would imagine it's the military there and i'm not saying that every household sure is there's violence as you mentioned like twelve or fourteen she was we when she was given the 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 this is criminal disappearing and usually they go the very get where they were fifteen sixteen think of a good old year old ok not 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 young men so where do you do that how do you consider yourself like a social photographer a social campaign or it also was just in the simon that you know so return really came about the project on the township i don't call it a slum because i don't see it as a slum. well this is what they call it. it's
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a country back it was a personal project and it became a book and it's really about you know i think that sometimes the media lamps are two 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 was. 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 know there is a social own goal to what you do yeah are you not just not just another
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photographer well with a low bar that's me this was really about upgrading to a theory of the times and it was to try and break down their 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 here for mainly for world price 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. well eastenders is something hard so whether or not i don't know really not today i know it's changed a fine it's very changed the river and you're you're exhibiting here in moscow i think i think kids it's doomed to be a success because because the world appropriate popular in this country. really thank you thank you very much for being with us and just
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a reminder that my guest on the show today was judy bieber's there with other world press photo that's it for now from all of us if you want to have your sales spotlight were up someone in mind who you think i should into the next star and just drop me a log that i'll bring up and party t.v. are here 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 r.t. and take you to get.
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