Vatican newspaper pays tribute to photojournalist
Catholic World News - February 02, 2012
L’Osservatore Romano has paid tribute to Homai Vyarawalla, India’s first female photojournalist, who died on January 15 at the age of 98.
“With her camera, she documented such salient moments of Indian history as the crucial years of its birth and transformation into an independent state, the departure of the last viceroy, Lord Mountbatten, the funerals of Gandhi and of Nehru, her favourite subject,” the Vatican newspaper recounted. “But even more, she represents a benchmark to Indian women committed to undermining traditional male chauvinism, to build a just society and free it from centuries of prejudice.”
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