How hard is it to be a female human being in the media? Anne Hathaway is a pretty good measure. She learned everything she could about sex trafficking and prostitution to play Fantine, and knew only too well that modern-day Fantines were probably living within blocks of the Academy Awards. As she said in her acceptance speech, ‘Here’s hoping that someday in the not too distant future the misfortunes of Fantine will only be found in stories and never in real life.’
Did that get coverage? No. Instead, the huge and expensive media beast speculated on her nipples. In a way, that makes Anne’s point. No wonder there are still Fantines, so many in the media think like pimps, traffickers and johns.
WORLD’S BEST FATHER
Dave Engledow (facebook) - “I have never pursued any sort of career in photography, although I have had a small number of gallery exhibitions and scattered publication. I am relatively new to the world of digital photography-I was inspired to purchase my first DSLR in 2010, upon learning that my wife was pregnant with our first child. I have shot and edited more images in the past year than I have in the previous 10 years combined. Since the birth of our daughter Alice Bee in December 2010, the majority of my inspiration has stemmed from creatively documenting the first moments of her life in our family.”
Penelope Tree by David Bailey.