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this is a humanitarian aide to repeat the. mission to. may has been banned from leaving greek police say. germany's accused of double standards over nazi war crimes the country continues to shield the convicted a world war two criminal who was skate from a life sentence in the netherlands for murdering dolphins of people. libyans rally in support of him back a few threatening to bring them back or to europe in retaliation for the ongoing at nato coalition airstrikes time now for all spotlight show today i'll go to the also guest is an acclaimed photographer whose iconic image of an afghan wife a polished and even a husband. we'll
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. bring you 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 a photographer every day millions of cameras stay belittles up pictures every part of the world but only
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a few even journalists are good enough to fly to the right place at their rights are and and make the snap that really makes a difference picking such shots 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 point jodi. picoult open have gone girl disfigured by taliban extremists townies the shocking and inspiring shocking because one cannot get such atrocious injuries calmly and inspiring because the guys unveil 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
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a triumph in full 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 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 they would it would be too much of a risk to give it the first prize a use as you mentioned the control received as far as i remember this picture this very picture appeared on the front page of time magazine and the headline
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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 the in actual fact it was a catalyst that it spread through the blogosphere world it was on t.v.
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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 her story and the pinch yourself a couple more words about the competition first of all what was your favorite picture among others among your competitors can you name some something else. and i quite liked that. one photograph i think it's in bangladesh of at looks acas 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 their sound 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
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when i see the winners a work in the works winning world press photo is the prize awarded to the picture 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 is the quality of the picture the composition but what they say it's 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 poles and the nerve of two thousand and ten is
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here on 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 jewelry they had to delve through a record pool of more than a hundred thousand food do you think should we choose two hundred images. 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 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 and well. the world press photo contest is ready to
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celebrate the coexistence a special mention went to nonprofessionals such as the chilean miners who photographed themselves while trapped for sixty nine days on the ground the view was of the moscow exhibition a welcome by portrait of giuliana songe which to result to be one of the landmark images for two thousand and ten but listen it doesn't matter what we think of julian assange it's just that we call it was did not exist before and it does now and it has given a new perspective to reality and one more source of getting information no lie here 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 recite the porn next to the brutal pictures which make most of the daily news images of beauty and truth. look exceptionally fridge.
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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 trying to also bring something of myself into the world into the world i work with photographers here in television are always trying to tell them you're not just picture takers your journal your reporters to do you do your journalistic work what i do the pen and you do it with the camera so with you it's different well for me when i'm later and 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
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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 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 ears either i could have asked could she move 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 is who killed you're about asia how did you get to tell
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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 the 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 women for afghan women shelter was looking off. so i share the time and that's how i met a really through aaron baker says so you already knew the story there i knew the stillness little bit about the story it's horrible i mean i mean i mean what are the lives it's just unbelievable well actually comes from the southern provinces of afghanistan and. at 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
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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 turn to combat her so ought to be always has been to that has to go has been there 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 disarray yeah it was the village moment decision. to cut off a nose 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
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afghan women. who are still looking after her in new york now and they're going to and then she she came to america when she was very good over there in was it what will you told us about how you were taking this picture was it difficult to convince this young lady to pose for a 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 ever to photograph a journalist to write about her and i think that i don't know for sure but i think women for afghan women and i sure made the decision that the 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 me that to make
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a new face public and then to to to make a statement title you can 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 session yeah with a model. i would like to everything no no no no this is a tripod very basic i use standard. and then a reflector sort of like that i like the studio's not 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 conference spotlight would be back we'll continue this interview after we take a short break so stay with us still get. the
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. welcome back to spotlight i am now going are going just to remind you that my guest on the show today is jodi bieber the winner of world press photo contest judy we talk about i share the girl you photographed in afghanistan here we see this award winning picture once again was there any any investigation other than this tribal court decision to titter killer actually into the case so young up and yeah i think pressure you know never e one wrote about this or 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 law has been arrested thing is a court case that's opened and they're looking for
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a husband but the husband's on the run as far as i knew the the they become this is what they're saying do you think do you think that in the court will. will be able to to to to to make an unbiased decision. well it's not recalled from you just say because i mean you know i'm not an expert in judicial system how did the. nation change change are you sure. whew hew you talk to her you know her well this should become a new kind of a person after all that you have to you know she started as a major posttraumatic stress test she still suffers currently she couldn't have an operation she's in your. she lives in queens women for afghan women look after her but 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 we do have
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new pictures where wolf actually this picture where it isn't that after the surgery this is a press they take notice her 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 you can see they're so ensure as to have an operation to jim to make it real i mean to to make a great career now i see and she 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 deal to stay there were people just you had to take her out of the play she was over when i mean to she was really anxious to go to america but really the main reason why she wants him you know them is i mean can you imagine what it must feel like. what awaits in the united states she's she's she's just learning the
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language and you know what what 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 serves 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 but i know that you you mentioned you she does a 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 only repaint she grown it but i think like for i should you know i think their opportunity for her in afghanistan they wasn't she was
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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 not to. but i mean if she the painting what she does i mean perhaps she can go back to couple who and work there who move so do you think she will want to go back on their hard earned 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 well internet you know they say that but us i really try wherever i go to advocates and ask
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people to donate funds to the b.b. i should find what is it for to go out 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 fund will go to b.b. i shit and really it will go to do 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 b.b. i should know 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
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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 happen 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 so homes they try and burn themselves they pour petrol on 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 said it all started when time
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magazine told you to go to kabul and take eighteen eighteen girls are going to eighteen people said so so you did all of them only eighteen you met all of them 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 sports minister to document chief or make. years so i photographed a variety of different woman you know not all in a vulnerable situation room so so there are a lot of happy women and yes while they are women i think they come from more educated backgrounds they're you know are having a very different life now and mainly in kabul yeah but a bit in the villages it's still now where they were it's what i believe or like i was just very to do whatever your parents or your husband knows you to do well i
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would imagine it's similar to that but i'm not saying that every household sure is really 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 the house is just criminal disappearance and usually they go the very get where they were fifteen sixteen think it's a bit older year old gee 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 it also was just an assignment as 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 and. that's a fact it was
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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 now. and was just showing the normality that also exists within our country and so waiter in a way was to break down the stereotype 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 there is a social own goal to what you do yeah you know just not just another photographer with with a mobile that's me this was really about upgrading the idea in times and it was to
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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 shorty. and it deals a lot in fantasy for her eastenders is something hard so whether or not i don't know really not today i know it's changed to five that's very changed the kind of a and you are your exhibit ssion here in moscow i think i think it's doomed to be a success because because the world you're 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 jodi leave it there with all the
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