Fotoistanbul 2017 – Meeri Koutaniemi – The Eye of Photography

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Finnish journalist and photographer Meeri Koutaniemi’s subject is female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting or female circumcision, a ritual practice observed in various parts of the world for non-medical purposes. It involves the removal of some or all of the external female genitalia. An estimated 200 million women and girls around the world have undergone the procedure.