Norway has a well-deserved reputation as one of the wealthiest, safest, best-educated and most democratic countries in the world.
But this is precisely why Walter Astrada chose Norway as the place to complete his magnum opus on violence against women.
A Getty Grant will enable Walter Astrada to complete his Global Photo essay on the effects of violence against women.
“It’s not a woman’s problem. It’s a societal problem” said Mr. Astrada. “If 50 percent of a country can be beaten, raped, killed or tortured, then it’s not a free country, it’s not a democracy, no matter how developed it is.”
[slidepress gallery=’astrada_anthropographia’] Hover over the image for navigation and full screen controls ESSAY CONTAINS EXPLICIT CONTENT Walter Astrada Rape, weapon of war in Eastern…
In the eastern of The Democratic Republic of Congo, tens of thousands of women and young girls are being raped with impunity and extreme brutality by all sides in the conflict, civilians, militiamen, armed groups, foreign-armed groups and members of the Congolese Army.
Photojournalist Walter Astrada is back at Visa Pour l'Image with the next part of his Violence Against Women project. He tells BJP how he gained access to his subjects, who live under intense psychological pressure
NPPA: Best of Photojournalism 2009 – Photojournalist of the Year (large markets)