Bibi Aisha-World Press Photo of the Year 2010
Vishal Singh | 14 Feb 2011
Jodi Bieber, free lancer photographer for Time Magazine has won the World Press Photo of the Year 2010 with this picture of Bibi Aisha, an 18-year-old woman from Oruzgan province in Afghanistan.
JODI BIEBER, free lancer photographer for Time Magazine has won the World Press Photo of the Year 2010 with this picture of Bibi Aisha, an 18-year-old woman from Oruzgan province in Afghanistan.
Bibi Aisha, who suffered gruesome violence at her husband’s house, fled away to her house. Later, on one night the Talibani had arrived to her house and demanded to hand over Bibi to them to face over the justice. Obeying the Talibani commander’s order, Bibi's brother-in-law held her down and her husband sliced off her ears and then cut off her nose. Bibi, which were abandoned by them, later rescued by aid workers and the American military. Aisha now lives in the US.
Jodi Bieber, a winner of eight previous World Press Photo awards since 1998, is based in South Africa and works for Artist Management of Times Magazine. Bibi’s picture, whichcontrasts the woman's arresting beauty with the violence done to her, was published on the cover of Time magazine on Aug. 1. Aisha choosed to pose for the Time’s cover because she wanted the readers to see the potential consequences of Taliban resurgence.
Jury members said the photo, though shocking, was chosen because it addresses violence against women with a dignified image.
In an another acknowledgment , the jury has also gave special mention to a 12-picture series made by the miners trapped for 69 days some 700 meters (766 yards) underground in Chile's San Jose mine before they were rescued on October 13.