The New Amazons
Portraits, second prize singles
October 13, 2011
Inna Shevchenko (21) is a leader of Femen, a Ukrainian protest group comprising almost exclusively young women, which organizes topless demonstrations against such issues as sex tourism, the sex industry, and internet marriage brokering. They counter accusations that their provocative methods undermine their own movement’s values with the claim that if they staged simple protests with banners, their voice would not be heard.
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Keywordsprotests human rights activists Feminism
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About the photographer
A prize-winner of the Fondation de France in 1999, Guillaume Herbaut has dedicated himself for some years now to photographing historical places, filled with symbols and memory. His work Tchernobylsty won the Kodak Critics Prize in 2001, was published in 2003, and won the Fuji Book Prize the following year.
Following Oswiecim, a documentary work on present-day Auschwitz, exhibited at the Transphotographiques festival in Lille, in 2005, Herbaut concentrated on Skhodra, a small town in northern Albania where secluded families still suffer from vendetta. For this assignment, he is awarded a grant from the French Ministry of Culture. Herbaut’s work was exhibited at Visa pour l’Image in 2004, at the Jeu de Paume Museum in Paris, in 2005, at Foto España in 2007, and at the Silverstein Gallery in New York in 2008. He is a previous World Press Photo award winner, and other accolades include a Lucien Hervé Prize, and Le Prix Niépce. Between 2009 and 2011, he was co-author of the multimedia documentary ‘The Zone’, about a trip into the exclusion zone around Chernobyl, which won the France 24 / RFI award for a web documentary.
Herbaut was a founding member of the Oeil Public agency, and is now represented by INSTITUTE.
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Ukraine : Carnet de route du photographe Guillaume Herbaut https://t.co/QvUXKWbwUn