Miguel Martins shares his personal story about being a victim of bullying, is a part of international bullying project.
Miguel Martins, Mister Senior Netherlands 3rd Runner-Up, collaborated with Dutch photographer Susan Leurs on a project against bullying, PESTEN. Here is his experience in his own words, not only about working with Susan, but also his account of his being bullied.
Mainly engaged in narrative and documentary photography, Susan Leurs is a Dutch self-taught photographer. As a child, she was a victim of bullying. When she started working in education, it became clear to her that bullying was still is a serious issue, and she decided to do something about it. In 2016, she began taking photographs of and interviewing victims of bullying. She called this project “PESTEN” (the Dutch word for bullying). More and more people heard about her project and wanted to participate, including bullies themselves.
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