18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Nilima's Challenge

After that terrible night when her husband attacked her with acid, despite the pain and psychological distress caused by anxiety about her appearance, Nilima was able to overcome this fear and move on with her life. She remained strong in the face of the reality of a different future from the one she had imagined, and after a long, dark period, she found the courage to reclaim her life, After long years of treatment, she made the decision to become a nurse to take care of new patients who, like her, are victims of acid attacks. Today Nilima can stand proudly. Her strength and resilience is a source of inspiration for all the victims of all forms of violence. Her determination and fortitude is an extraordinary example of how every challenge can be converted into opportunity.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Camera: IQ250
Copyright: © Mauro De Bettio