Posts Tagged ‘Liberia’
I wish I was in Bukavu today, where I’ve met so many strong, amazing women fighting against not only the horrors (rape) we often hear about but against gender-based discrimination and violence, and fighting for a new way of imagining women in the world — with their own voices, strongly and clearly sharing their own [...]
Lots of folks have been outraged by the NYT coverage of a gang rape in Texas. The coverage veered often and unnecessarily into blame-the-victim territory. The NYT has defended their story, saying they were just reporting what victim-blamers in Texas were saying, not blaming the victim themselves. I won’t rehash the many sensible objections to [...]
Probably everyone here already knows photojournalist extraordinare Glenna Gordon, but just in case you’re under a rock or otherwise prone to miss this — check out her recent photo series, commissioned by UNHCR. Incredible.
Last year, I reported with the intrepid Glenna Gordon a story about Liberia’s Court E, a court chamber in the capital city of Monrovia dedicated only to rape cases. The court, which will turn two in Februrary, was a direct response to what many people we met called a rape “epidemic” in Liberia. The country’s [...]
Photojournalist extraordinaire, sometimes-collaborator and dear friend Glenna Gordon shares some of her work, and her trade secrets. Among my favorite surprises: a few new (to me) photographs; why Glenna pines for a dark room; and how many photographers she studies (um, sleep?). If you don’t know her work, you will love it. Go. Go now.
A farmer on the outskirts of Saniquellie, Liberia, itself on the outskirts of the town Ganta, itself near little but Guinea… I ask, “Do you stay in town?” “Yes, I stay in town with my wife and my children.” “With your wife?” “Yes.” “And how many children?” “I have…I am trying to figure out my [...]