These photos, from a series called ‘The Wrong Turn’, depict a young Indian woman being manhandled on a bus.
In titling it so, photographer Raj Shetye seeks to temper the already soft focus imagery into something cerebral. He claims that “Being a photographer, the only medium I can communicate in is photos. For me, its as simple as that. It’s art. Making movies, writing articles, making a poem — these are all ways of addressing the topic.”
That’s great. He’s fully entitled to his opinion, as am I.
For the record, I’ll probably go with ‘massively misguided attempt to seek notoriety by purposefully recreating a scene that, when it actually happened, resulted in the brutal, agonising death of a 23-year-old woman‘.
Good. Now everybody knows where everybody is.