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hello again oh well tell the truth squad like they intrusion on arts eat. lunch 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 state billions of pictures every part of the world but only a few just even journalists are good enough to fly to the right place to have their rights on and make the snap that really makes a difference such shots out of thousands is exactly what the world press photo competition is all about but what's it like to be called the best of the planet and what does it take to their spotlight we need their reigning well best photo queen
jodie. total of an afghan girl disfigured by taliban extremists singletary is the shopping and. shocking because one cannot get such atrocious injuries carnally inspiring because the guys on bail the girls. even after suffering such beast in the tower take johnny bieber is not new to the w.p. competition she was eight times already. the jury describes the future of b.b. are you sure it's one of those. immediately read not used as a triumph for the journalism. thank you very much for coming thanks for having me it's a pleasure for me to share well first of all i read that when somebody told you the e.u. won the world press photo which you reported you said you're joking believe it is the. true why couldn't you but you're not going to will go out you know as you said
in your all previously that i've won eight will place awards before they have 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 think it would be too much of a risk to give it the first prize he uses you mention big control receipts furries 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 arche patients we have here. you see this is what's very interesting and south african coming from johannes food if you
show 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 a whole lot of different variables so it didn't affect me a net way in and in actual fact it was a catalyst and 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 it before we start of the story and 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 something else. i quite like the. one photograph i think it's in bangladesh of at loch 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 it was very interesting for me more than. appreciating the photography so much was it was interesting to see the chilean the chilean miners photographed and the ground. there were corroded 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 of the works winning world press photo this is the prize awarded to the pits chair to the photographic work lord to journalism to the story behind the. i have been a jury member a few years back and really firstly it's a it's
a photographic competition it's the quality of the picture the composition of 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 their demeanor there were reports from an exhibition in moscow. those quakes and vault winners heroes and villains the poles and in europe of two thousand and ten is here and these pictures when put together the works which won the world press for the contest here the view was mind like a tsunami of human emotions the first to feel the force of the tsunami with it conjures jewelry they had to delve through a replica of more than a hundred thousand to think should we choose two hundred images. each best reflect
last year's events fifty six photographers from twenty three countries one run of the industry's most prestigious prizes in an age where everyone carries a camera and gets a lucky shot the professional still have an age it's like a body people who have dedicated their life to photo journalism and have a great experience but that's a completely different vision the quality of pictures they take is so much higher citizen journalism will never replace professional journalism but the tooth 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 photographed themselves while trapped for sixty nine days on the ground the view was of the moscow what's a vision welcomed by portrait of julian our son which the result to be one of them and mark images for two thousand and ten. but most of it doesn't matter what we
think of julian assange is just that we can because did not exist before and it does now and it has given a new perspective to reality and one more source of getting information in a way throughout its fifty four year history the world press photo contest was mostly about revolutions violent uprisings and lynn a true disasters but there are always images ones i can respect born next to the brutal pictures which make months to the daily news images of beauty and tranquility of nature look exceptionally fridge and. so so you don't consider yourself to be a journalist or a campaign or whatever you are you just a photographer for me i feel our photographer. can move between the documentary world the magazine world. i feel that you know
my work isn't totally journalistic you know after i also bring something of myself into the world when i work with photographers here in television our i always try to tell them you're not just taken your journey with your reporters to you do your journalistic point but i do it with a pen and you do it with a camera so with you it's different so for me when i later i shared 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 and i wasn't thinking how am i going to tell ok when you took that picture you thought it will make a beautiful picture or you wanted to do to good to express yourself in your position your you attitude towards well i think you know i think this photograph has a number it 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 the stage where i am trying to break stereotypes in my work sack could have photographed in a movie on rebel positions i could have lost because she doesn't have ears either i'm going to ask could she moves 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 invulnerability this is who killed you're about how did you mean to tell a soul bit more about about how you got into the story but how interesting time magazine in new york and they gave me an assignment erin baker who's the writer for time magazine she was doing a story on about eighteen different women so she actually found ok you got the names on and women for afghan women shelter was looking after the time
and that's how our mater really through aaron bay so you already knew the story that i knew the still has thought about the story it's horrible i mean i mean i mean without removes 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 and you run away from your husband you go to jail but she received amnesty and her father came to collect her and you could bet her oh to be raised has been the room too that has to go has been the 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 their nose in and they held a sound decision it was the tribal accordant court disappear out was the village with decision. to cut off her nose in and they lifted to die and then the military the u.s. military found the. world looked after her and intricate two women for afghan women. who are still looking after the new york now. and they're going to go and she she came to america when here she was reading over 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 you know you see i think everyone tries to may i share and the organize
a certain victim to this and i she was actually waiting to get a visa to go to america i wasn't the first photographer ever to photograph or all journalist writes 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 perhaps the media would help to get the same as it was who owned decision to to do. make it public to me that to make him the face public and kids and to to make a statement sites in the yukon forcing anyone to do something this isn't a shelf it's a very structured structured and protectant place so i couldn't just walk in and say oxys you're not can i photograph you that's a definitely doesn't work that way with the social it was a just a couple of centuries it's not mine i took about three hours or so it's like
a professional photograph of social gathering with a model. with lights and everything no no i'm going to try hard i'm very basic i use standard planes and then i reflect sort of like i like the studios none of that's in the shelter in a very basic room with in the shelter and. jodi bieber the winner of the world press photo contest spotlight will be back we'll continue this interview to take a short break so stay with us you're going to cut the to. twenty years ago largest country. to the south. to the south what did the. janitor.
where did it take. welcome back to spotlight i am now going are going just to remind you that my guest on the show today is jody didi the winner of world press photo contest judy we talk about the girl you photographed in afghanistan he'll receive this award winning picture once again was there any any investigation are the this tribal court decision to trigger killing actually into the case so young up and you
know i think you know everyone wrote about us or knew about it or 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 only the because this is what they're saying. do you think do you think the court will. will be able to to to to to make an unbiased decision. well it's actually called funny you say because i mean you know mark's an expert in educational systems how did the new generation change change are you sure. you you talked to her you know her well this should become a new person of dog that you have. of the nature of posttraumatic stress that
she still suffers perfectly she couldn't have a correction she's in your. lives in queens women for afghan women look after her but she was meant to have the operation and the surgeon said they didn't want to operate on her because she's still emotionally not reading for it but we do have new pictures well for after this picture away where it isn't that after the surgery this is a pressed. her. when she goes out oh she says where is her so so so so so this is also this is something you see you can hear you can see there so and she has to have an operation to to make it real i mean she can make it like really now i sing and sing said so she hears we're listening who could be just a little better i think they're just waiting for her to sack a logically recover to get stronger before they can operate. but once interim
decision to go to the united states are a great story and there were people just you had to take her out of the glacier renard me she was really anxious to go to america but really the main reason why she wants a new nose and ears i mean can you imagine what it must feel like. a lot of weight in the united states she she she's just learning the language and you know what was she going to do or 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 one 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 doesn't so-called b. 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 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 stock to her village in the snow but i mean is she painting watching birds i mean perhaps she can go back to a couple of them and work their way through so do you think she will want to get up on their own 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 you know they're still trying to protect you from the media as you say that the media oceanfront the foundation no no i don't want internet no they say that but us really try wherever i go to advocates and ask people to donate funds to the. what is it for me what's it 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 nanny and someone you know she needs to be educated she needs caregivers and it's a very expensive process so that fund the one hundred percent of the money put into their fund will go to the i share and really it will go to living in new york. what i have done is i've created a limited edition of prints of b.b. i'm sure that i'm hoping museums or that it's very limited will collect and all those funds will go to the people. selling solely by the scientific you know.
how common in general if you know if you can give an answer to that one hour such things that happened it happened. fleischer i mean i mean is it this is considered like normal in the radical islamists villages and communities are going to do such things to what i like to think of this more. domestic violence more than looking at it from the perspective of islam i don't connect the two i don't connect what you call it an exception or things like that happen i would say things that that happened but i don't often see that extremity but you do for example when i was in kabul i went to the self immolation hospital where because women are suffering certain match within their homes they has been
zones they try and turn themselves their poor petrol on themselves and they try commit suicide in that way so there's definitely violence against women and we started talking about this story you said you saw it all started when time magazine told you to go to kabul and take eighteen eighteen girls to eighteen people said so so you did all of them only eighteen you met only we did eighty stories eighteen portraits one of the success stories were there happy happy endings happy stories among mentally a photograph that oprah winfrey of afghanistan a photograph a woman who's a politician and wants to become the first sports minister to documentary filmmaker . years so i photographed a variety of different woman you know not all in a vulnerable situation so so there are a lot of happy women in a sense well they are women i think they come from more educated backgrounds
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 where the where it's largely more like gracious free to do whatever your parents so you have been close you to do well i would imagine it's similar to that and i'm not saying that every household sure is please file you mentioned like twelve or fourteen she was we when she was given i. two to be fusion has been so this is this is the age where when the girls are usually you know less and less to settle down this is criminal disappearance and usually. they get weirded fifteen sixteen think of a good old year old ok that listen to. your previous sort of pictures before you did they have good series was about the slums in south africa is it true it's about surreal young or so witty you know how do you consider yourself like
a social photographer a social continue or it also was just in the simon wishing. 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. but this is what they call it out so i can tell you that it was a personal project and it became a book and it's really about you know i think that sometimes the media lumps it in countries in certain ways and before the soccer world cup in twenty ten a lot of bad media was leaving south africa and it or is really about crime it was around a it was around poverty and now. and i was just showing the normality that also exists within our country and so we're turning in a way was to break down the stereotype to show just the normality there can happen
in south africa as i'm sure sometimes russia is showing in the certain wasn't true so so so there is the social good to what you do are you know just that just another photographer went with a low ball i mean this was really about upgrading to a theory. and it was to try and break down their fear that people have about the end. well you would you know now. i have been in i think six countries in one man 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 shorty. and it deals a lot in fantasy. east and this is something i still went oh no i don't know really that you don't know it's james a five that's picture in the river and you're your exhibit.
here in moscow i think i think kids it's doomed to be a success it could be present because the world it's a pretty popular in this country. really thank you thank you very much for being with us and just that just a reminder that my guest on the show today was getting reduced there would argue that well i suppose that's it for now from all of us if you want to have yourself quite like we have someone in mind he is very impatient when it's time to drop we'll argue now we know our party leader are you from the t.v. show interactive will be back with some comments on what's going on in and outside russia until then stay on r.t. and take a good. and