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.”
© Niraj Gera.
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||Nov. 23, 2019, 3:25 p.m.