The attacks on the World Trade Center in New York on 9/11 changed many people’s lives. For most of those it was something unavoidable as they found themselves caught up in events and tragedy. For Kate Brooks however it marked the true beginning of her career as a photojournalist and would shape the next 10 years of her life.
At that time Kate, aged just 23, was based in Moscow having moved there to continue working on a project begun at university. The resulting pictures of Russian orphans who were confined to asylums (External link – Warning: Some readers might find these pictures disturbing) were published around the world as part of a Human Right’s Watch report entitled Abandoned by the State: Cruelty and Neglect in Russian Orphanages.
Read HERE at BBC News blog