'Born Into Brothels' Director Zana Briski Returns to her First Love: Photography
In the late 1990s, Zana Briski, a London-born Cambridge University
theology student turned photographer, ventured to India to document, as
she puts it, "the particular hells that women can go through - sex
selective abortion, dowry deaths, the treatment of widows, child
marriages." It was never her intention, she says, to photograph
prostitutes - until, that is, she was introduced to Sonagachi, the red
light district of Calcutta.