Posts Tagged ‘abuse’

Incredibly Moving Photo Book Documents Child Sexual Abuse in South Africa

Editor’s Note: None of the images in this post are graphic, but the content and captions might be upsetting to some.


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The realities revealed by photography are not always of the pleasant variety, because for all of the sunsets and kittens and weddings in the world — all wonderful and worth capturing — there is suffering and horror and pain that is just as worthy of our photographic attention.

Photographer Mariella Furrer has spent over a decade of her photographic career focusing on the latter, documenting the stories of the survivors and families of child sexual abuse in South Africa. Read more…

Powerful Photos Illustrate the Real Damage Done by Verbal Abuse

Author note: The images in this post contain graphic language.


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Most photographs, they say, are worth a thousand words, but these portraits by photographer Rich Johnson each tell the tale of only one word. It’s a word that, in the worst kind of way, can be more powerful than a thousand others. Read more…

Shocking Domestic Violence PSA Uses the Google Glass POV to Send a Message

Editor’s Note: The video below contains strong imagery. None of it is NSFW per se, but it might not be suitable for all viewers.


March 8th was International Women’s Day, and although Google Glass will no doubt be used in the future to document many a wonderful celebration on this day, this year it was instead used to send a strong, shocking message about domestic violence. Read more…

Groin Punches and Verbal Abuse: The Perils of Celeb Photography

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While finding it hard to hit the bars set by Lamar Odom and Kanye West, celebrities and wannabe famous people continue to pioneer new avenues for abusing photographers. Read more…

The Nikon D3s Can Survive Getting Wet, Muddy, Frozen, Dropped, and Burned

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High-end DSLRs by major camera manufacturers are made to be durable. After all, photographers find themselves in all kinds of environments documenting all kinds of subjects, so their cameras need to have serious protection against accidents and the elements.

Ruggedness is often a characteristic that’s touted in new camera announcements, but exactly how rugged are flagship DSLRs? French Nikon photographer site Pixelistes recently decided to find out by torture testing a Nikon D3s.
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Anti-Abuse Ad Uses Lenticular Printing to Show Alternate Photo to Kids

Last week we shared some photos from an awareness campaign by the Mexican organization Save the Children, which showed the “cycle of abuse” through powerful, hard-to-stomach photos of children growing into future abusers. The ads were meant to illustrate the statistic that 70 percent of abused children turn into abusing adults.

Spanish organization the ANAR Foundation (Aid to Children and Adolescents at Risk) recently released a campaign that makes similarly powerful use of photography, only they’re taking advantage of the process of lenticular printing to send an offer of help to abused children without alerting their abusers, even if they’re walking together. Read more…

Teen Arrested for Bullying Others Using Hurtful Instagram Photos

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A 15-year-old boy in Colorado has been arrested for cyber-bulling using Instagram. He is being charged with five counts of third-degree harassment for allegedly downloading photographs of his classmates from Facebook and then uploading them to an anonymous Instagram account with hurtful captions attached.
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Freedom of the Press Begins with You

Here’s a disturbing video called “If You See Something, Film Something” that shows why it’s important that citizens have the right to turn cameras on the activities of police officers without being stopped or harassed:

The United States has growing problem with police abuse, brutality, and corruption. It is essential for civilians to document their encounters with police officers to ensure transparency, accountability, and safety to all of those involved.

Police departments have, for too long, tried to bully, intimidate, threaten, arrest, or otherwise harass law abiding citizens from recording the activities of law enforcement in public. Enough is enough! It is time for all of us to take a stand and expose police brutality when we witness it.

Be warned: the video contains many graphic scenes of police brutality…