Story Topic: Victim / Survivor

Violeta and Petrica Danut Chereches (Romania)

Photography by Brian Moody For two years, Petrica Danut Chereches, 14, has been a resident at St Laurence’s Hospice for children with HIV/AIDS: a Romanian hospice run by the British based charity, Children in Distress. At the age of five he was placed in one of the squalid orphanages that made the headlines in 1989,… more

Michael Watson (England)

Photography by Brian Moody In 1991, boxer Michael Watson collapsed at the end of his World Championship super-middleweight fight with Chris Eubank. He was in a coma for 40 days, and a blood clot in his brain left him partially paralysed. In 2003 he completed the London Marathon, six days after he set out. On… more

Michael Lapsley (South Africa)

Photography by Brian Moody After Father Michael Lapsley was exiled by the South African Government in 1976, he joined the African National Congress (ANC) and became one of their chaplains. Whilst living in Zimbabwe he discovered he was on the South African Government hit list.  In April 1990 he received a letter bomb in the… more

Vladimir Khodosok (Ukraine)

Photography by Brian Moody On April 26, 1986, the Soviet Union played host to the world’s largest nuclear catastrophe. The accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant contaminated 155,000 square kilometres, home to seven million people. 17-year-old Sasha Khodosok, who was two at the time, lived with his family in the contaminated city of Braghin.… more

Camilla Carr & Jon James (England)

Photography by Brian Moody In April 1997, Camilla Carr and her boyfriend, Jon James went to Chechnya to set up a rehabilitation centre for traumatised war-children. Three months later they were taken hostage by Chechnyan rebels. Their ordeal lasted 14 months, during which Camilla was repeatedly raped by one of her jailers. Camilla and Jon… more

Gertrude Moyana & Sarah Letanta (South Africa)

Photography by Brian Moody GERTRUDE MOYANA and SARAH LETANTA are both victims of South Africa’s political violence. Gertrude was shot twice during 1993’s street fighting in Sharpville. Two years later, Sarah was shot three times. Gertrude It was a time of terrible bloodshed and violence; brother against brother, children being raped. Kehetisi from the IFP… more

Duma Kumalo (South Africa)

Photography by Brian Moody As one of the Sharpville Six, Duma Kumalo was wrongly imprisoned in 1985 for a murder he didn’t commit. He spent seven years in prison, with three of those on death row. He worked for Khulumani – a support group for victims based in Johannesburg. Sadly Duma Kumalo died aged 48… more

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