Can beauty prevail when innocent people are disfigured by acid attacks? Can
they rise stronger than before, more empowered and determined?
Award winning photographer Ken Hermann and videographer Tai Klan
travelled to Bangladesh to answer these questions.
Through the great efforts of the Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF) the numbers of acid attacks have gone down, however Bangladesh is still a country
still plagued by acid attacks. In many cases the attack comes from within
the family, due to issues with honor, dowry or even property dispute.
Women, men and children are left with the painful physical and mental
scars that can stay with them for life.
Focusing on the positive and aesthetic aspects of these otherwise tragic
stories, Ken Hermann has created a strong portrait series, while Tai Klan
takes us really close to the portrayed with his moving short documentary. The project was in part realized in collaboration with the ASF in Bangladesh.
The complete project will be revealed at the KontraFrame galley in Copenhagen duringthe annual Copenhagen Photo Festival June 7th 2013.