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Встреча
Bleeding Reality..
Pained..
A Brown Bear Family Rests on the Shore of Naknek Lake, Alaska-- Content with a Stick
Shame of Stains
Wise One-- Canadian Lynx in Kluane National Park, Yukon
Pain & Pressure
EVERYDAY LIFE IN THE URBAN LANDSCAPE: The People
Shifting Moods-- A Rushing Ocean Swell Drains Over an Exposed Lava Shelf
Beauty of Bleeding..
A Tale of Tolerance
Inscribed Agony - Periods
Surprise by a little invader
A Surfer Rides a Perfect Wave
Suffering in Silence
Lost In The Urban Jungle
A Surfer Makes a Turn on a Wave in Hawaii-- Carving Glass
Frightful First - Frightening Puberty
A Large Glacial Iceberg Floats in Bear Glacier Lagoon-- Transformation
Morning Mist
Woman lips expressing desire on a broken surface
Bond of Memories
Looking Through
17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Inscribed Agony - Periods

The photo tries to show how a menstruating woman has been conditioned to tolerate all kinds of labels thrown at her by the society across the globe. She has been tagged impure, cursed, untouchable, unholy and much more but is always expected to accept all of it with dignity. The photo is an attempt to show the helplessness and agony of those who think they are not empowered enough to break these shackles of labels imposed upon them and that there will be no one to stand up for them.”

TAGS: India, Women

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Delhi, India
Member since 2016
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© Niraj Gera.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2019
Filed Under: Altered Images
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 23, 2019, 3:25 p.m.
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