2012 Photo Contest, Contemporary Issues, Singles, 1st prize
Photographer

Brent Stirton

Reportage by Getty Images for <em>Kyiv Post / The Sunday Times Magazine</em>

31 August, 2011

Maria, a drug-addicted sex worker, rests between clients in the room she rents in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine.

About

Brent Stirton

Brent Stirton is a special correspondent for Getty Images, and a regular contributor to National Geographic magazine as well as other international titles.  He speci...

Background story

Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine

Maria, a drug-addicted sex worker, rests between clients in the room she rents in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine. The country has the highest incidence of HIV/Aids in Europe and, according to a UNICEF report, one in five sex workers is living with HIV. Maria says she remains HIV negative.

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/60 sec
Focal length
85 mm
F-Stop
f/2.8
ISO
800
Camera
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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