Post 4

Posted: February 16, 2011 in Uncategorized

In the previous week I was reading cnn.com and I stumbled across this photo.

“A shocking portrait of an Afghan woman whose ears and nose were sliced off by her husband as punishment for leaving him, taken by Jodi Bieber for Time magazine, won the top World Press Photo prize on Friday.

Bibi Aisha, an 18-year-old woman from Oruzgan province in Afghanistan, left her husband complaining of domestic violence. A Taliban commander ordered that she face justice and her husband cut off her nose and ears. She now lives in the United States where she had reconstructive surgery.” (CNN)

Jodi Bieber took an incredible picture displaying the way other countries still hand out punishments rather than the way we do in a democracy. Could you imagine an 18 year old American girl have the same thing done as punishment after her not having the choice of marriage? It makes you really believe that we live in the best country if anyone didn’t already previously know. As far as the photo goes, it’s nice that the background is dimly lit to show the melancholy feel of the picture. I also believe her pose and the diffused light is perfect for this photo.

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