Can beauty prevail when innocent people are disfigured by acid attacks? Can they rise stronger than before, more empowered and determined?

Award winning photographer Ken Hermann and videographer Tai Klan travelled to Bangladesh to answer these questions.

Even though the numbers have recently gone down, Bangladesh is a country still plagued by acid attacks. In many cases the attack comes from within the family, because of issues with honour, dowry or even property dispute. Women, men and children are left with the painful physical and mental scars that can stay with them for life.

But by focusing on positive and aesthetic aspects of these otherwise tragic stories, they have produced a strong and moving portrait series and a short documentary, which will hopefully raise awareness about the issue.

Amnesty International and The Danish Union of Journalists have supported the project.

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