CULTURE
04/07/2017 16:35 EEST | Updated 04/07/2017 16:38 EEST

Γιατί οι γυναίκες στην Ινδία φωτογραφίζονται με μάσκα αγελάδας;

Είναι πιο ασφαλές να είσαι γυναίκα ή ιερή αγελάδα στην Ινδία;

Αυτό το ερώτημα προσπαθεί να θέσει με τη δουλειά του ο καλλιτέχνης Sujatro Ghosh από την Καλκούτα, για να αναδείξει το πρόβλημα της αυξανόμενης βίας κατά των γυναικών.

My art comes as a form of protest. In my country Cows are more important than a woman's life with more security. (Reference: Majority of Hindus believe cow as their holy animal and they worship it though Majority of Muslims consume it as a part of their daily meal.) The debate is never ending "Whether to consume or worship it" but gaining political benefits out of it is wrong. Why not let the people decide what they want to consume. I will be photographing women from different parts of the society. I would be more than happy if you reach out to me and want to get photographed or maybe join this form of protest. (Unable to disclose name for security reasons) says : "The mask instils a feeling of closure in the world of creepy gazes and lewd comments. This makes me feel empowered and safe. Empowered because I can raise my voice against these political miscreants and safe because it conceals my identity." #RisingBeyondJingoism #WHPstandout #bedroom #cow #women #protest #womenpower #politics #indiarising #phonecall #live #animals #love #laugh #art #conversation #everydayeverywhere #indiaphotoproject #everydayindia #womenphotographers #myfeatureshoot

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Μέσω του πρόζεκτ του, που δημοσιεύει ο Guardian, γυναίκες από την Ινδία πρωταγωνιστούν σε μια σειρά φωτογραφιών, φορώντας μάσκες με κεφάλι αγελάδας, για να αναδείξουν την ιερότητα τους της αγελάδας στην κουλτούρα της χώρας, αλλά όχι τόσο της γυναίκας.

The cow will start to travel soon. Thank you so much for the love and support. In the meantime you can extend your support to us by contributing in our crowdfunding campaign to take this project across the country.(The link is in my bio.) < https://www.bitgiving.com/cowmask > I will be in Bombay, Delhi, Goa and Bangalore soon. Anyone and Everyone willing to be a part of this project can reach out to me via Email (given on my bio) or maybe contact me through the social media platforms. @bbcnews : http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-40404102 @ajplus : https://www.facebook.com/ajplusenglish/videos/991685670972940/ @theweekmag : http://www.theweek.in/features/lifestyle/Why-this-photo-artist-from-Kolkata-is-making-women-wear-cow-masks.html @qz : https://qz.com/1016684/a-striking-photo-project-asks-why-india-is-better-at-protecting-its-cows-than-its-women/ @elleindiaofficial @elleusa : http://elle.in/culture/women-cow-mask-photo-series-sujatro-ghosh/ Metro UK : http://metro.co.uk/2017/06/28/women-in-india-wear-masks-to-prove-theyre-just-as-important-as-cows-6739624/ #women #womenrights #humanrights #RisingBeyondJingoism #artist #journalist #red #altenativeart #silent #misplacedpriorities #joinus #cow #protest #women

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Ο ομαδικός βιασμός και η δολοφονία μιας νεαρής μαθήτριας στο Δελχί, το 2012, είχαν πυροδοτήσει μια εθνική συζήτηση σχετικά με την βία κατά των γυναικών. Όμως πάνω από 4 χρόνια αργότερα, τα στατιστικά δείχνουν πως οι καταγεγραμμένοι βιασμοί και κακοποιήσεις, δεν έχουν μειωθεί στην ινδική πρωτεύουσα. Το 2016 καταγράφηκαν κατά μέσο όρο κάθε μέρα τουλάχιστον 6 βιασμοί και 12 κακοποιήσεις. Αντιθέτως, οι καταδίκες για σεξουαλικά αδικήματα μειώθηκαν από περίπου 50% το 2012, σε λιγότερο από το ένα τρίτο την περσινή χρονιά.

My art comes as a form of protest. In my country Cows are more important than a woman's life with more security. (Reference: Majority of Hindus believe cow as their holy animal and they worship it though Majority of Muslims consume it as a part of their daily meal.) The debate is never ending "Whether to consume or worship it" but gaining political benefits out of it is wrong. Why not let the people decide what they want to consume. I will be photographing women from different parts of the society. I would be more than happy if you reach out to me and want to get photographed or maybe join this form of protest. #RisingBeyondJingoism #misplacedpriorities #reflection #cow #women #protest #womenpower #smoke #indiarising #mirror #live #animals #love #laugh #art #bedroom #everydayeverywhere #indiaphotoproject #everydayindia #womenphotographers #myfeatureshoot

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Οι γυναικείες οργανώσεις αποδίδουν τα πεισματικά υψηλά ποσοστά στις βαθιά εδραιωμένες πατριαρχικές συμπεριφορές, την ακατάλληλα εκπαιδευμένη αστυνομία καθώς και την έλλειψη κλειστού κυκλώματος καμερών σε διάφορα μέρη της πόλης.

Την ίδια περίοδο, συνεχίζει ο Guardian, σημειώθηκε μια ραγδαία αύξηση της βίας κατά των θρησκευτικών μειονοτήτων, στο όνομα της προστασίας των ιερών αγελάδων, ενός ζώου σεβαστού από πολλούς.

Οι δύο αυτές τάσεις αντιπαραβάλλονται στο τελευταίο πρότζεκτ του Sujatro Ghosh, που απαθανατίζει γυναίκες να φορούν μάσκες αγελάδας στο κεφάλι, να ποζάρουν μπροστά από διάσημα μνημεία, μέσα σε τρένα ή ακόμα και στα ίδια τους τα σπίτια.

Pianist Calcutta'17 It's been a rollercoaster ride with this project of mine and it's been appreciated in almost all the platforms in the country. Thank you so much for everything the cow will keep travelling 🎭 If you're interested in it, it's on out on @thetimes on Saturday. Read here - http://bit.ly/2rMwlNl?cc=1dfe314dc3fc79fe958b905b28e5df16 TYT Video too - https://www.youtube.com/embed/iwL05-MKqQA and many other national and international publications 🚣🏼‍♀️🎗🏆 I will be photographing women from different parts of the society. I would be more than happy if you reach out to me and want to get photographed or maybe join this form of protest. I asked the woman whom I photographed "How do you feel safe when you wear the mask?" Aanya said : "When I came across Sujatro's first post, I was intrigued. It is such a different concept and I fell inlove with it immediately. I feel that this is a fun and effective way to bring to light the whole 'cows being safer than women' issue and I agree with it completely." #RisingBeyondJingoism #musician #piano #artist #home #art #altenativeart #silent #misplacedpriorities #bengal #calcutta #kolkata_igers #cow #protest #women

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«Το βασικό ζήτημα είναι τα δικαιώματα και η προστασία των γυναικών» αναφέρει ο ίδιος. «Δεν είμαι ενάντια στην προστασία των αγελάδων, λατρεύω τα ζώα. Αλλά ανησυχώ για την κοινωνικο-πολιτική κατάσταση της χώρας μου». Ο Ghosh είπε ότι το πρότζεκτ του επισημαίνει την αντίθεση των συμπεριφορών απέναντι σε γυναίκες και αγελάδες, ενώ παράλληλα δείχνει αλληλεγγύη στα θύματα της βίας των ανδρών αλλά και του όχλου.

Ο καλλιτέχνης έλαβε πολλές προσφορές γυναικών που επιθυμούσαν να πάρουν μέρος στο πρότζεκτ.

Holy Animal meets the Holy River Calcutta'17 It's been a rollercoaster ride with this project of mine and it's been appreciated in almost all the platforms in the country. Thank you so much for everything the cow will keep travelling 🎭 If you're interested in it - @catch.news http://www.catchnews.com/national-news/cows-over-women-a-unique-photo-series-protesting-india-s-misplaced-priorities-66021.html @times_of_india https://www.facebook.com/TimesofIndia/posts/10155503200257139 @timesnow http://www.timesnow.tv/the-buzz/article/whats-trending-in-town-gai-mask-the-new-moral-safety-helmet/63420 @wionews https://www.facebook.com/WIONews/videos/671912879686017/ Read the whole story here : http://www.wionews.com/life-fun/if-the-cow-is-our-mother-then-so-is-a-woman-16903 InUth http://www.inuth.com/trends/social-virals/this-photo-series-has-women-in-cow-masks-since-cows-are-greater-than-women/ Ebela https://ebela.in/national/kolkata-guy-protested-against-misplaced-priorities-of-india-using-a-photo-series-dgtl-1.630782?ref=national-ft-stry%3Futm_source%3Dfacebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fb_mab The Quint https://www.thequint.com/india/2017/06/20/sujatro-ghosh-photo-series-cows-masks-women-safety @indiatimesinsta http://www.indiatimes.com/news/india/23-yo-artist-uses-a-cow-mask-to-point-out-the-flaws-in-our-society-this-is-why-it-s-brilliant-324167.html The Indian Express (Web) http://indianexpress.com/photos/lifestyle-gallery/photographer-sujatro-ghosh-images-of-women-wearing-cow-mask-protests-indias-misplaced-priorities-4714059/ @buzzfeedindia https://www.buzzfeed.com/soniathomas/women-wore-cow-masks-to-question-if-cows-are-safer-than?bffbindia&utm_term=4ldqpgp#4ldqpgp @allindiabakchod https://www.facebook.com/IndiaBakchod/posts/1492152207495435:0 Indian Express (Print) http://epaper.indianexpress.com/m/1254019/Indian-Express/June-22,-2017#issue/25/1 and many more 🚣🏼‍♀️🎗🏆 I will be photographing women from different parts of the society. I would be more than happy if you reach out to me and want to get photographed or maybe join this form of protest. #RisingBeyondJingoism #misplacedpriorities #cow #protest #women

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My art comes as a form of protest. In my country Cows are more important than a woman's life with more security. (Reference: Majority of Hindus believe cow as their holy animal and they worship it though Majority of Muslims consume it as a part of their daily meal.) The debate is never ending "Whether to consume or worship it" but gaining political benefits out of it is wrong. Why not let the people decide what they want to consume. I will be photographing women from different parts of the society. I would be more than happy if you reach out to me and want to get photographed or maybe join this form of protest. #RisingBeyondJingoism #travel #cow #women #protest #womenpower #trains #indiarising #workingwomen #live #animals @instagram #love #laugh #mortality #standup #everydayeverywhere #indiaphotoproject #everydayindia #womenphotographers #myfeatureshoot

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My art comes as a form of protest. In my country Cows are more important than a woman's life with more security. (Reference: Majority of Hindus believe cow as their holy animal and they worship it though Majority of Muslims consume it as a part of their daily meal.) The debate is never ending "Whether to consume or worship it" but gaining political benefits out of it is wrong. Why not let the people decide what they want to consume. I will be photographing women from different parts of the society. I would be more than happy if you reach out to me and want to get photographed or maybe join this form of protest. Nicole says : "At least if I walk down the streets in a cow mask, my chances of being harassed will probably be slim. No one wants to harass anyone who looks like a deity or a representative of a deity." #RisingBeyondJingoism #classroom #cow #women #protest #womenpower #politics #indiarising #studying #live #animals @instagram #love #laugh #art #standup #everydayeverywhere #indiaphotoproject #everydayindia #womenphotographers #myfeatureshoot

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My art comes as a form of protest. In my country Cows are more important than a woman's life with more security. (Reference: Majority of Hindus believe cow as their holy animal and they worship it though Majority of Muslims consume it as a part of their daily meal.) The debate is never ending "Whether to consume or worship it" but gaining political benefits out of it is wrong. Why not let the people decide what they want to consume. I will be photographing women from different parts of the society. I would be more than happy if you reach out to me and want to get photographed or maybe join this form of protest. #RisingBeyondJingoism #maternal #cow #women #protest #womenpower #weekend #indiarising #workingwomen #live #animals @instagram #love #laugh #mortality #standup #everydayeverywhere #indiaphotoproject #everydayindia #womenphotographers #myfeatureshoot

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My art comes as a form of protest. In my country Cows are more important than a woman's life with more security. (Reference: Majority of Hindus believe cow as their holy animal and they worship it though Majority of Muslims consume it as a part of their daily meal.) The debate is never ending "Whether to consume or worship it" but gaining political benefits out of it is wrong. Why not let the people decide what they want to consume. I will be photographing women from different parts of the society. This is silent form of protest which starts from India Gate, one of the most visited sights in India. I would be more than happy if you reach out to me and want to get photographed or maybe join this form of protest. #RisingBeyondJingoism #WHPstandout #indiagate #cow #women #protest #womenpower #weekend #indiarising #workingwomen #live #animals #love #laugh #bluesky #standup #everydayeverywhere #indiaphotoproject #everydayindia #womenphotographers #myfeatureshoot

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My art comes as a form of protest. In my country Cows are more important than a woman's life with more security. (Reference: Majority of Hindus believe cow as their holy animal and they worship it though Majority of Muslims consume it as a part of their daily meal.) The debate is never ending "Whether to consume or worship it" but gaining political benefits out of it is wrong. Why not let the people decide what they want to consume. I will be photographing women from different parts of the society. I would be more than happy if you reach out to me and want to get photographed or maybe join this form of protest. Suchismita says: "As a woman, the question of harassment and insecurity has been a part and parcel of my life. And even more so, as I left my home and went to another city for my higher studies. But in the past few years, this question has been at the forefront in every single discourse. Rather than addressing it, there have been repeated examples of sidelining it with more trivial matters. In a country with astounding levels of rape, molestation, abuse and other manners of crimes perpetrated against women, it is beyond sick that the matter of cow protection and religion has more traction. What use are protected cows and religious sentiments if half the population of the country needs to live in constant threat in order to facilitate it? When I saw the rather innovative idea used to engage with the cow protectionist camp, I decided I had to be on board. These last few years, I've realised injecting humour is the only way to tackle these idiots. If we take offence at everything they say and do, then there lies no essential difference between them and us. The campaign in that sense, is quite mooving." #RisingBeyondJingoism #WHPstandout #market #cow #women #protest #womenpower #politics #indiarising #inquisitiveindian #live #animals #love #laugh #art #men #everydayeverywhere #indiaphotoproject #everydayindia #womenphotographers #myfeatureshoot

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