Walter Astrada wins International Photography Award

Argentinian photographer Walter Astrada has won the Single Image category of the BJP’s International Photography Award for the image above of highlighting femicide in Guatemala,

‘Most of the bodies I take pictures of was the same. Not in the case of Maira. She was not only shot but it was 16 shots. It’s a lot.’ He added: ‘I think it’s very hard to put this picture in a magazine. Pictures of a woman being killed or raped along with, I don’t know, perfume pictures [ads]. It’s very difficult to put these things together.’ link

Guatemala has the highest rate of femicide in the world. According to the Human Rights Prosecutor’s Office, 3,000 women were murdered in 2007 alone.