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10 days left to support “Crying Meri” book

10 DAYS TO GO! I know that some of you were interested in supporting “Crying Meri” book, now it’s time to do it! If we don’t get 100% of funds, this book won’t be published and all money we got will go back to backers.
Please help me and FotoEvidence to make it happen! We don’t have much time

#supportCryingMeri

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2066133663/crying-meri-by-vlad-sokhin-a-photo-book

These men call their gang “Dirty Dons 585” and admit to rapes and armed robberies in the Port Moresby area. They say two-thirds of their victims are women.

These men call their gang “Dirty Dons 585” and admit to rapes and armed robberies in the Port Moresby area. They say two-thirds of their victims are women.

Crying Meri Kickstarter campaign on Yahoo News

Yahoo news featured our “Crying Meri” book Kickstarted campaign:

https://news.yahoo.com/photos/crying-meri-documenting-extreme-gender-violence-in-papua-new-guinea-launches-kickstarter-campaign-slideshow/

See the slideshow and help to make this book happen by backing it!

Gimu Jack (65), shows her mutilated palm to a photographer at Yamox village, Eastern Highlands Province. Gimu lost the little finger in a fight with her husband, who chopped it off with an ax. However, many Highlander women cut their fingers themselves in family disputes showing their disagreement with their partners.

Gimu Jack (65), shows her mutilated palm to a photographer at Yamox village, Eastern Highlands Province. Gimu lost the little finger in a fight with her husband, who chopped it off with an ax. However, many Highlander women cut their fingers themselves in family disputes showing their disagreement with their partners.

 

Crying Meri book – 13 days left

Dear friends, 13 days left before the end of the crowd funding campaign on the Kickstarter.com started by FotoEvidence and me to raise money for “Crying Meri” book. I’m very thankful for all support you gave me, so far 117 people backed the project with $9738. But to make this book happen we need to reach our goal, otherwise all the money will be returned to the backers. If you thought to #supportCryingMeri, but still haven’t done it yet, please do.

Some copies of this book will be given to survivors of the gender based and sorcery related violence in PNG, who became activists and raising awareness on this issue.

Back the book now and share it with your friends and colleagues

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2066133663/crying-meri-by-vlad-sokhin-a-photo-book

In April 2012 6-year-old Julie was kidnapped and assaulted by four men in Lae town. The men raped the young girl for eight hours and then left her in the street. Julie spent more than three weeks in the hospital, and is now receiving psychological treatment. Because of the injuries inflicted on her, Julie can barely walk and can never have children. Her tormentors were arrested by the police.

In April 2012 6-year-old Julie was kidnapped and assaulted by four men in Lae town. The men raped the young girl for eight hours and then left her in the street. Julie spent more than three weeks in the hospital, and is now receiving psychological treatment. Because of the injuries inflicted on her, Julie can barely walk and can never have children. Her tormentors were arrested by the police.

First week of the Crying Meri book campaign

One week has passed since we launched #supportCryingMeri campaign and now we have 85 backers and $US 5765, which means 31% of the book is already funded!
Dear friends and colleagues, thank you again for supporting Crying Meri, all together we could make to get the this book published.
The best way to support the book is preorder it, so you not only “donate” money, but buy the actual copy of the book and get a free iPad edition as a bonus. But of course there are more options.
Check Crying Meri campaign page on Kickstarter and don’t miss the opportunity to have your name mentioned in the book!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2066133663/crying-meri-by-vlad-sokhin-a-photo-book

Richard (45) shows the disfigured ear of his wife Agita (32) in the Morobe block of Port Moresby. In December 2010 after coming home drunk, Richard took a bush-knife and cut off half of Agita’s left ear. He spent one night in the police station and was released the next morning due to "insufficient evidence" to initiate criminal proceedings. Agita’s relatives did not allow her to leave Richard, having received 500 kina ($240) compensation from him for the “potential damage” caused.

Richard (45) shows the disfigured ear of his wife Agita (32) in the Morobe block of Port Moresby. In December 2010 after coming home drunk, Richard took a bush-knife and cut off half of Agita’s left ear. He spent one night in the police station and was released the next morning due to “insufficient evidence” to initiate criminal proceedings. Agita’s relatives did not allow her to leave Richard, having received 500 kina ($240) compensation from him for the “potential damage” caused.

Crying Meri in exhibited in Tyumen, Russia

Meanwhile “Crying Meri” as part of the FotoEvidence Book Award exhibition is traveling across Russia. This week in Tyumen.
Photo: Mikhail Kalyanov

http://www.vsluh.ru/foto/culture/albums/1336!meri_tumenDon’t forget to #supportCryingMeri book on Kickstarter:

http://kck.st/1eItc2L

Crying Meri book needs your support!

Dear friends, today is my Birthday and the best present for me would be if you could contribute to my Crying Meri book. I’ve been working on this project for more than two years, trying to expose violence against women in Papua New Guinea, a country with one of the highest rates of violence in the world. I’ve spent a lot of my time and money to make this project happen and now I need your help more than ever.
Today, February 6th, is the one year anniversary of the brutal murder of Kepari Leniata, a 20-years old women who was accused of sorcery and burned alive in Mount Hagen town while a crowd was watching. No one helped her. My “Crying Meri” book will be provide documentary evidence of these types of crime that happen everyday in Papua New Guinea, a place that lies beyond the reach of media attention.
Please help me to publish this book by contributing to the project or preordering a printed copy. If everyone of you contributes just 10 dollars this book will be published!
Thank you!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2066133663/crying-meri-by-vlad-sokhin-a-photo-book

Crying Meri by Vlad Sokhin

Banil came to the Antenatal Clinic of Port Moresby after having been sexually assaulted by her ex-boyfriend. The day after their separation, her former partner came to her parents’ house and threatening her with a knife, dragged Banil to a bush area. There he beat her and raped her. Banil’s father managed to find his daughter lying unconscious on the ground and brought her to the hospital.

Crying Meri Book project, day 3

It’s amazing how fast we got people’s support. Heaps thanks to our 34 backers for supporting Crying Meri book project.
So far FotoEvidence and I were able to raise $US 1840 in 2.5 days!

You also can #supprotCryingMeri by backing this project and/or share it with your friends and colleagues. Help us to make this book happen!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2066133663/crying-meri-by-vlad-sokhin-a-photo-book

Crying Meri Book

All right, it is happening! The kickstarter crowd funding campaign to support publishing Crying Meri book have started today!

When I first came to Papua New Guinea with the idea to work on a short photo-essay about violence against women, I did not imagine that such supposed to be a short-term project will transform to more than two years documentation of one of the most violent society on the planet. Using photography and multimedia tools and collecting women’s stories, I have build a solid visual documentary piece, which my publishers from FotoEvidence and I want to transform to a “Crying Meri” hardcopy and iPad book. This book will stand as an historic documentation of the extreme gender violence in PNG and give voice to its victims and activists working for change.

The book will include my “Crying Meri Diaries,” field notes and Polaroid images that capture my personal experience traveling in PNG and my conversations with the people I photographed.

In order to publish this book I need to raise funds and would like to invite you to be a part of the book supporting campaign. By backing Crying Meri you will not only give me support, but preorder you signed hardcopy version of the book and an iPad e-book.

Please check out our kickstarter campaign:

http://kck.st/1eItc2L

FotoEvidence and I will very much appreciate your support of this project and spreading the word about our campaign among your friends and co-workers, through the social media.

Thank you!