“Leave me alone” tells a painful story about acid attacks on people. Acid violence is a worldwide phenomenon, and the countries with the highest rates of acid attacks are Bangladesh, Pakistan, Cambodia, Nepal and Uganda. In Bangladesh, a country of 156 million people, 80 percent of the victims are women, many of them below the age of 18. It is always their faces that are targeted leading to disfigurement and blindness. In the last 10 years, there were 3000 victims of acid attacks. The book, measuring 22×22 cm and 64 pages, contains 35 black and white photographs and a self-portrait by Khaled Hasan. Texts were written by the author of photographs, Khaled Hasan, director of centre “Moters Pagalba Moteriai” (Woman to Woman) Ernesta Butkuvienė, director of Latvian Museum of Photography Maira Dudareva.
Publisher: VšĮ “Moters Pagalba Moteriai” (Woman to Woman) and the Ministry of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania.