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Petition to help photographer Ahn Sehong

Can I bend your ear for a second?

Myself and some colleagues are trying to help out this Korean photographer called Ahn Sehong. He was being funded by Nikon to complete and show a project about ‘Comfort Women’ . They were young women kidnapped and made to work as sex-slaves for the Japanese Army in WW2.

His pictures have generated a lot of controversy in Japan to the extent that he has had threats made to him by extremist groups.

Due to political pressure Nikon have bottled and withdrawn their funding . We’re putting a petition together to try and make them reverse that decision.

We’ve only been rolling for 24 hours and we’ve got over 100 photographers and photo-folks willing to add their name to the list – including a Magnum photographer.

We’ve set up a site here : www.iamcensored.co.uk

Can we add your name to the list?

If so do you know anyone else who might be sympathetic – we could really do with a few more ‘big’ names so we can get some press interested.

Thanks.

S

by Si Barber at 2012-06-08 21:04:58 UTC | Bookmark | | Report spam→

to make it easier to spread the link of your petition website: Here´s the my tweet on twitter to retweet if someone whats to support and get it convenient:
https://twitter.com/randbild/status/211398338585706498

good luck!

by randbild | 09 Jun 2012 10:06 | Gorleben, Germany | | Report spam→
Thanks Randbild!

by Si Barber | 09 Jun 2012 11:06 | East Anglia, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
http://www.yunghikim.com/#/comfort-women
from 1996-
not a new story

by richard sobol | 09 Jun 2012 13:06 | | Report spam→

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Si Barber, Photograper Si Barber
Photograper
East Anglia , United Kingdom
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Antakya , Turkey
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