Art and its Limitations


Two years ago, professional photographer Raj Shetye, shot an editorial of a woman surrounded by lustful men in a bus. Two years prior to this photoshoot, A 23 year old woman was raped on a private bus in South Delhi, where she was riding with her friend who was also beaten. Six men, including the driver took turns beating and raping the woman, who later on died in a Singapore hospital from the injuries the men inflicted on her. This editorial caused a lot of uproar in Delhi, although the Raj claimed it had no relationship to the incident. Many people claimed that this was a despicable act and only glamorized the incident which has affected many women. Others claim that this piece can be considered art because its sparking conversation about political issues that are otherwise heavily ignored.

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