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1st Place 2021 Book

I Was My Husband

  • Photographer
    Valter Darbe
  • Prize
    1st Place in Book

The modern Indian society seems to be not able to modify some aspects belonging to the most orthodox Hindu culture, according to which, a widow no longer has any right nor social utility, and loose her identity when the husband die. They are 42 Mln: kicked out of houses, stolen from properties, they are banned from all social moments of life. A phenomenon that crosses all social classes, doubly enclosed within the walls of the ashrams and the cultural prisons of a society that prefers to make them "invisible" rather than questioning themselves. The book is a cross-section of their real life.

Born in 1962, bachelor degree in photography and master in “Science, technology and communication”. First work in '91 which was noteworthy at national and international level with solo and group exhibitions among which Turin Photography Biennial; Galerie Labyrinthe – Lausanne; Festival International de la Photographie "Images '95" - Vevey within the retrospective dedicated to Jeanloup Sieff "I was my husband" was exhibited at Fine-ArtImages Gallery (Turin 2019) Florence Municipality / 2019 (UN General Assembly) Milanophotofestival2020 Festival Fotografia Etica