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Artist Feature

Every week an artist is featured whose single image was published by Der Greif. The Feature shows the image in the original context of the series.

Izabella Demavlys - Without a Face

May 18, 2011

allery] In the fall of 2009 I made the drastic decision to travel to Pakistan to meet women whom had survived brutal Acid attacks. After having been involved in the fashion world for years, listening and observing people ideas about beauty, I went to Pakistan in search for my own vision of what that word really meant. My viewpoint being that beauty isn't merely about appearance, but the triumph of personal struggles, the radiation of inner strength and accomplishments throughout life. In recent years we have seen more acid attacks being brought to our attention. Acid attacks are a common phenomenon in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh as well as other countries in South Asia. Stories about acid attacks have also recently surfaced in England. Last year in Pakistan the government introduced the, Pakistan Acid Prevention Bill, which will bring harder convictions on the attackers and regulations on the sale of acid. The attacker is usually a family member; an abusive husband, relatives seeking revenge or the cause could be a refused marriage proposal. In other cases, attackers are no more than strangers on the street. Most of the attacks are done on women and if they are not killed, they are scarred mentally and physically for life. Copyright Izabella Demavlys / Redux Pictures