‘Another Me’ Photo Exhibition by Achinto Bhadra


Tvm: Alliance Française de Trivandrum in association with the Embassy of France in India is organising, ‘Another Me: Transformations from Pain to Power’, a series of photographs by Achinto Bhadra at Trivandrum from October 22-24, 2010.

‘Another Me’ began as a simple documentary project, intending to record the stories of trafficked and abused women and children, and to illustrate their stories with portraits that protected their identities. These are not stories of trafficking and prostitution. These are stories of vulnerability. They record how a young girl’s fragile web of protection is torn by domestic violence, the loss of a parent or an early marriage, resulting in her descent into an extremely vulnerable situation – from which the trafficker easily harvests her.

In this unique project supported by Terre des hommes Foundation (Lausanne, Switzerland), the Documentary Photographer Achinto Bhadra and Counsellor Harleen Walia guided 126 girls and women through a healing journey of psychological transformation. Achinto’s portraits record trafficking survivors’ imaginative vision of themselves as human, animistic and divine beings of power, love, revenge and freedom. The girls and women in these photographs are survivors of trafficking, rape or abandonment, or are the children of sex workers. They have been in the care of Sanlaap, a non-governmental organisation based in Kolkata, India.

Entry to the exhibition at Kanakakkunnu Palace is free from 10.00 am to 7.00 pm.

Kerala IT News


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