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Crying Meri: Violence Against Women in Papua…

Crying Meri: Violence Against Women in Papua New Guinea

by Vlad Sokhin

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0989486621, Hardcover)

Crying Meri: Violence Against Women in Papua New Guinea will stand as an historic documentation of the extreme gender violence in Papua New Guinea and a testimony to the power of documentary photography to promote change. The book gives voice to the victims of gender violence and activists working for change. It contains a foreword by Christina Saunders, UN Human Rights Reporter in PNG and an essay by award winning Australian journalist Jo Chandler. Sokhin's dedication and assistance to his subjects has given him remarkable access, allowing us intimately into the lives of victims of abuse and sorcery violence. In addition to victims, Sokhin has photographed and interviewed perpetrators, police and policy makers. His work also captures the astounding natural beauty of PNG and the irony of the human tragedy unfolding there. Crying Meri includes Sokhin's "Crying Meri Diaries," field notes and Polaroid images that capture his personal experience traveling in PNG and his conversations with the people he photographed. Printed on 100 lb. paper using a four color process, Crying Meri contains 97 color images. Andrei Polikanov, editor of the Russian Reporter magazine, served as photo editor. Jo Chandler, an award winning Australian journalist, who has covered gender violence in PNG for years wrote the introduction. Christina Saunders, Human Rights Adviser to the United Nations in Papua New Guinea from 2009 to 2013 contributed a foreword.

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