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they. did rebound but uncertainty of at least plays precarious situation it will remain. up next spotlight talks to the winnow the twenty ten world press photo competition today's guest is jodi bieber. spotlight. on our team. today my guest on the program is jodi. modern technology works wonders anyone can fly everyone's
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a photographer every day millions of cameras stay in billions of 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. 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 their spotlight we need their reigning best photo queen jodi. picoult open have gone girl just bigger by taliban extremists as the shocking and inspiring shocking because one cannot. 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
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of those few. as a triumph unfolded jointly. 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 that you won the world press photo would you report you say you're joking or can't believe it is that true or why couldn't you look you're not going to win well you know as you said in your all previously that i've won eight world 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 he uses you mention the controller see as far as
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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 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 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 in that way in actual
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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. story of the patience 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 in bangladesh of at looks acas so a photograph from the cinema it's a far then he son walking through the water and i like that but i also thought it was very interesting for me more then then appreciating the photography so much was it was interesting to see the chilean the chilean miners photographed and the ground by themselves we were ready so it speaks
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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 picture 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 it's the quality of the picture the composition books the dates the initial things 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
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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. the view was more like like a tsunami of human emotions the first to feel the force of the tsunami where the qantas jury they had to delve through a record pool of more than a hundred thousand photos to think should we choose two hundred images which 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 cheika party people who have dedicated their life to photo journalism and have a great experience but that's a completely different vision the quota fictions they take is so much higher
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citizen journalism will never replace professional journalism but the two can co-exist perfectly well. the world press photo contest is rated 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 the butler 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 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 recite the porn next to the brutal pictures which make
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most of the daily news images of beauty and truth. look exceptionally fridge. so so you don't consider yourself. to be a journalist or work campaign or whatever you are you just a photographer for me i feel i'm a photographer. are are can move between the documentary world the magazine world there are two 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 it was that 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 to do you do your journalistic work well i do it with a pen and you do it with a 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
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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 did 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 when you're 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 her in a position of power and not in
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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 he'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 women for afghan women shelter i was looking after i share the time and that's how i'm a to really through aaron back to so you already knew the story that i knew the stillness to a bit about the story this is it's horrible i mean i mean i mean what are believes 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
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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 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 decision art was the village moment decision. to cut off a nose in and they lifted to die and then the military the u.s.
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military found it you could world 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 yeah she what we did 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 a for a magazine no no you see i think everyone tries to may i share and the organization a victim to this and i sure was actually waiting to get 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
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values 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't 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. with lights and 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 a guy like a 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 photo contest spotlight would be back we'll continue this interview to take
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a short break so stay with us to get. this is a table from the u.s. embassy in colombo to talk about here an apparent june seventh incident of extrajudicial executions the military according to the press that on that day that killed nine guerrillas in combat it just occasioned by instructs you including you know and the strongly suggest however that the nine were executed by the army and then dressed in military fatigues. explain how you know this kind of phenomenon where bodies are dressed up as
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guerrillas and presented as killed in action and this and this idea that you need to produce bodies actually encouraged paramilitary collaboration this is a cia document central intelligence agency they knew about these activities they knew they were happening they knew about links to paramilitary groups and yet usaid continued to flow.
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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 jody bieber the winner of world press photo contest judy we talk about i share the girl you photographed in the 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 young up and you know home i think pressure you know never e one wrote about this or knew about and role made
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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 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 couric will. will be able to to to to to make an unbiased decision would set a court from you know just say because i mean you know i'm not an expert in judicial system 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 that you have to. run major posttraumatic stress she still suffers currently she couldn't have an operation she's in your. she lives in queens
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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 this picture way where it isn't that after the surgery this is a press they stick know her ways when she goes. oh she she she just where is her is so so so so so this is so this is something you see you can hear you can see that so and she has to have an operation to jim to make it real i mean to to make a break and we're now seeing so she just witnessed going to be just a lot better for her 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 or a great distain there were people just you had to take her out of the glacier was over when ammeter she was really anxious to go to america but really the main
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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 is she she's did learning the language in 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 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. 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
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a living well i don't know. but i think lack for i should you know i think there the opportunity for her in afghanistan they wasn't she was are they going to stay at the shelter or should 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. but i mean if she depending 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 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 so that the media should first and the foundation no no i don't want internet
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no they say to that but us i really try wherever i go to advocate and ask people to donate funds to the b.b. i should fund what is it from about what to doing 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 and some move 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.p.i. shop to show it's selling so you 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. to our show i mean i mean is it this is considered like normal in the radical islamists like villages and communities like 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 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 that 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 their poor petrol and themselves and their track commit suicide in that way so there's
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definitely violence against women. 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 are eighty eight eighteen people said so so you did all of them only eighteen you met all of that we did eighteen stories eighteen portraits one of the success stories where they had the happy endings happy stories among mentally a photograph that oprah winfrey of afghanistan a photograph to a woman who's a politician and wants to become the first sports. mr. documentary filmmakers so i 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 there you know are having a very different life now mainly in kabul yeah but
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a bit in the villages it's still now where it's largely like oasis fade to do whatever your parents or your husband knows you to do well i would imagine it's similar to that but i'm not saying that every household sure is there's violence as you mentioned like twelve or fourteen she was with 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 they are sister said look this criminal disappearance and usually they go they would be very very good 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
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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 a country 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 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 you know there is a social own goal to what you do yeah you know to just not be just another
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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 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 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. eastenders is something hard to whet oh no not i don't know really not today no it's changed a fine that's very. 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 because the world appropriate popular in this country.
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really thank you thank you very much for being with us and just a reminder that my guest on the show today was jodi bieber there with all the world press photo that's it for now from all of us if you want to have your sales spotlight we have someone in mind you think i should say next time just drop me a log that i'll bring up and party t.v. are you let's keep the show interactive we'll be back with 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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