I recently heard about sexual harassment faced by quite a number of women from a specific person in the photography industry in Asia, as highlighted in a Facebook post by Dayanita Singh on 4th October 2015: https://www.facebook.com/dayanita.singh/posts/1645613612323184
This was also noted in a post by Colin Pantall on his blog: http://colinpantall.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/sexual-harassment-in-photography.html?m=1
I saw some of the evidence first-hand today from one of the women, and I have no reason to question its authenticity. It was blatant and explicit. Preying on vulnerable, young photographers from a position of supposed influence and power is repulsive. Such behaviour should never be condoned, especially by the community at large.
In her post, Dayanita suggested a support group for women photographers affected by this. I hope it eventuates and the women speak up.
As a general advice to all young photographers, always seek advice and reference from a few trusted sources before engaging in any working relationship.
10th November 2015:
25th October 2015:
What constitutes Sexual Harassment?
A guideline and definition on the UN Website: http://www.un.org/womenwatch/osagi/pdf/whatissh.pdf