Silver 2018 Editorial / Moving Images

The Prostitutes and The Priest

  • Prize
    Silver in Editorial/Moving Images
  • Photographer
    Christian Bobst
  • Technical Info
    Photographed And Filmed With Nikon And Fujifilm Cameras
  • Photo Date
    2008 - 2018
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„The Prostitutes and the Priest" tells the story women and girls in Namibia, who have to sell their bodies in order to survive, and the priest Father Hermann Klein-Hipass who has made it his personal mission to help them. Sex work is very dangerous in Namibia, the women face a high risk of infecting themselves with HIV and STDs, get beaten up, raped or even killed. Father Hermann ist he only one who is helping us“ says Samantha, one of the protagonists. The multimedia film is based on a long term photo project that started in 2008 and came to an end in 2018, after Father Hermann passed away.