Mumbai-based photographer Raj Shetye caused considerable controversy when he created a ‘fashion’ shoot based on the tragic Delhi gangrape case of December 16 of a 23-year-old woman, who was named Nirbhaya by the media for bravely fighting her attackers and testifying from her deathbed. Shetye’s pictures went viral and caused furore on social media, but Shetye stood by his work and his models, saying he had done the shoot to bring the focus back on women’s safety.
The photoshoot, fashionably titled The Wrong Turn, seemed very casual and mundane and trivialised a young woman’s gangrape and death by making models pose in high-street fashion. He had posted these pictures on Behance and later removed them.
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