Most of the comments I’ve received around my posting “Show us the bloody bits” focus the writers’ unhappiness with my position on photos taken by a Washington Post photographer. The photos show the horror of a youngster having her clitoris removed in a back alley in Kurdish Iraq. The commentators seems more upset about the so-called violation of young Sheelan’s privacy than the mutilation of her body. The photos were taken by Andrea Bruce who IMHO should win a Pulitzer.
This is a sad commentary on where some people put their priorities.
Thank goodness there are still photojournalists out there like Ms Bruce. Here is a link to her weekly column currently being written while she is on assignment in Baghdad: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/unseen-iraq/ and here is a link to her bio: http://www.andreabruce.com/main.php