Izabella Demavlys – Without a Face
I strongly believe that beauty is impossible to define solely by appearance. To illustrate deeper definition of female beauty, I photograph women whose pictorial beauty radiates from their accomplishment, character and personal struggles.
“I worked with a NGO which helps burned women with reconstructive surgery, rehabilitation and therapy. There are currently over 400 women waiting for reconstructive surgery after acid attacks in Lahore, Pakistan.
Through the foundation I met one woman, Saira who stood out in particular.
Saira was attacked with acid after refusing to run away with the boy she was secretly meeting. After multiple operations, her face still wears horrific scars and will mark the way people see her for the rest of her life.
My aim with this project is to follow these women through a couple of years while they not only rebuild their faces through surgery but also build the courage, hope, acceptance and self-esteem to continue living a life with a disfigured face.
Until today there has not been one single case that has brought any of the attackers to justice.”
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