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Fazal Sheikh.

Fazal Sheikh is an American photographer. He became famous for his pictures of people living in displaced communities in Africa, Pakistan, India, Brazil, Cuba and Afghanistan. One of his most interesting and moving projects called Ladli was executed in India. Sheikh was interested in the problem of status of women in modern India. The situation is pretty difficult over there. The number of abortions is extremely high in the country. Usually they have abortions when it is known that a woman is expecting a girl. “In the past, it was common for female babies to be killed at birth – often part of a midwife’s duties”. Children are kidnapped, raped and killed. Many of them are forced to prostitute. Slavery is also a common curse of the modern Indian society.

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