Acid Attack Survivors Model for New Photo ShootRebecca "Burt" Rose8/22/14 9:40amFiled to: inspirationalphotographyacid attacks9123EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkIt took three years for Rupa to look at her face in the mirror following a horrifying acid attack by her own stepmother.AdvertisementNow, at the age of 22, she proudly modeled for a photoshoot featuring other women who were victims of acid attacks. Rupa had acid thrown in her face when she was 16, following dispute over money. "That night, after acid was poured on my face, I could not see anything. I could not open my eyes, I was screaming," she told CNN. "But no one came to help me. My stepmother watched me suffering."AdvertisementA new photo shoot features women including Rupa, Rita, Laxmi and Chanchalwho are all survivors of acid attacks. Photographer Rahul Saharan wanted to showcase Rupa's clothing designs (her dream is to one day own a boutique as well as change perceptions about the way people perceive what is beautiful. "In our society, there are lots of things said to the girls — you are not beautiful, you won't get married because your skin is not white and fair," Rahul told CNN. He hopes fellow acid attack victims will be inspired by the photo shoot as well. "I want to change the perception of beauty — tell people that the real beauty is not about having a fair skin.