Thursday, 3 April 2008

Ann Johansson: India's Lost Women

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Ann Johansson is a freelance photojournalist based in Los Angeles, whose work has appeared in Newsweek, Time, Fortune, BusinessWeek, Stern, Paris Match, The New York Times as well as other publications in the United States and abroad.

In 2004 she was awarded first place in NPPA's Arts category for her backstage photograph of the Kirov Ballet. She is currently working on a project that is taking her around the world photographing for the Klimahaus, a museum that is being built in Bremerhaven, Germany.

Her websites exhibits galleries of Mexico, Palestine and Haiti, but it's her multimedia work on India which I found to be the most powerful. India has a low sex ratio, frequently attributed to female infanticides and sex-selective abortions, and this is the main topic of her QT movies on India's "Lost Women": Vanishing Gender, Quacks & Drugs, Girls Not Wanted, The Wife Trade and Meera's Death.