Vlad Sokhin’s “Crying Meri” book, published by FotoEvidence, represents a very rare triumph of social photography. When FotoEvidence first exhibited “Crying Meri” in 2012 we had no idea how fast and deep would be its impact.
Within months, the work was picked up by both the United Nations and Amnesty International for campaigns to expose the extraordinary violence against women in Papua New Guinea (PNG).
International attention and a public outcry by concerned citizens brought a response by the government, which passed the nation’s first law prohibiting domestic violence late last year. “Crying Meri” is testimony to the power of art and creativity to expose, enlighten and inspire action.
The hardbound book measures 8 inches by 12 inches, with a matte laminated cover. It contains 123 color images, an introduction by Jo Chandler and foreword by Christina Saunders. Printed on 100lb paper on a Heidelberg press at Ofset Yapimavi in Istanbul.
Photographs and Words: Vlad Sokhin
Introduction: Jo Chandler
Foreword: Christina Saunders
Photo Editor: Andrei Polikanov
Text Editor: David Stuart
Design: Mark Weinberg
Price: US $50.00