The photo above is one from a stunning series by photographer Misha Friedman titled “Photo51 — Is Corruption in Russia’s DNA?” and touted recently on the “Lens” blog operated by the New York Times. Click the image to see it full size.
In the image, a Russian man beats a woman in broad daylight in the streets of Moscow, as policemen look on with disinterest. In Russia, one woman is murdered by her spouse every hour on the hour.
An exhibition of Friedman’s work will open on Feb. 15 and be on view through March 2 at 287 Spring in SoHo in New York City.