A photo & words series, 2017-2018 (30x39 cm)
Herstories combines my photos with short stories about women I've met. They can be personal or alter-biographical, and come either in Italian or in English. (I add some captions as examples.)
Every story has been creatively translated in a book published with la centrale edizioni.
There have been exhibitions, too: 1 Stile B&B Gallery, Mantua (IT), 2018; Walk-in Studio festival, Milano (IT), 2019; Galleria del Premio Suzzara, Suzzara (IT) 2019; Window Gallery, Auckland (NZ), 2019; Hyperflexion Contemporary Art, Port Elizabeth (ZA), 2019
You were walking one evening, mid-August, a time when the few people around become more friendly. A woman asked Would you please take a full-length picture of me? You took several. She invited you to drink something in a café, told you her life. Substances, she said, I was in a rehabilitation center, I was so fine when I came out, they found me a job… You listened thinking about the metaphors, the euphemisms people choose when it comes to drugs. User, an American friend said about his boy. My son is a user. (And with both words, substances and user, you had to think a moment before getting their meaning.)