2009 Photo Contest, Contemporary Issues, 3rd prize

Véronique de Viguerie

Getty Images for Marie Claire

10 December, 2008

In 'Garden of Angels', victims of crimes committed against women are represented by the clothes they were wearing at the time, hanging on a wooden cross. Guatemala has one of the world's highest rates of violence against women. In April 2008, the Congress of Guatemala approved a law specifically defining femicide as a crime, establishing punishments of 25 to 50 years imprisonment.

About the photographer

Véronique de Viguerie

Véronique de Viguerie is a French photographer based in Paris. Having completed a master’s degree in law, she traveled to England to study photojournalism. She then spent three y...

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