Walter Astrada wins International Photography Award
Argentinian photographer Walter Astrada has won the Single Image category of the BJPâ€™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. Itâ€™s a lot.â€™ He added: â€˜I think itâ€™s very hard to put this picture in a magazine. Pictures of a woman being killed or raped along with, I donâ€™t know, perfume pictures [ads]. Itâ€™s very difficult to put these things together.â€™ link
Guatemala has the highest rate of femicide in the world. According to the Human Rights Prosecutorâ€™s Office, 3,000 women were murdered in 2007 alone.