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Shabnam and her daughter

  • Prize
    Silver in Portraiture/Family
  • Photographer
    Silvia Alessi

Shabnam is a girl from Agra, who runs with other acid attacked
women a cafe called "Sheroes Hangout". Thanks to this laudable
enterprise they can witness their condition and raise awareness
about this hideous crime. In this portrait Shabnam is with her
daughter.

I'm a hair stylist, I run a salon near Milan in Italy. I love to travel and to take photos. Since 2004 I travel all around the world. My last experience were among Korowai tribe in Papua, and among kyrgyz nomads in Afghanistan. This year I developed the Skin Project, a storytelling of the Skin in India, among Acid Attacked women, albino people, and families hit by so called second poisoning of Bhopal.

Awards 2017 – IPA Los Angeles – honourable mention
2018 – IPA one shot Los Angeles – honourable mention
2018 – Vite in Viaggio Verona – Premio speciale TCI
2018 – PX3 Paris – gold Press/Travel/Tourism, silver Portraiture, bronze Press
2018 – IPA Los Angeles – 4 honourable mentions
2018 – AAP San Francisco – Particular Merit Mention
2018 – MIFA Moscow – gold People/Family, silver People
2018 – SIPA Siena – remarkable artwork
2018 – TIFA Tokyo – silver People/Family
2019 – MIFA Moscow – 3 honourable mentions
2019 – PX3 Paris – bronze Press/Feature story
2019 – TIFA Tokyo – silver Editorial/Conflict, bronze Editorial/Conflict, bronze Editorial/Photo Essay
2020 – This is Gender London – second place
2020 – MIFA Moscow – gold Book/Peolpe, silver People/Self Portrait
2020 – PX3 Paris – Silver Book/Other
2020 – State of the World, Paris – Curator Selection
2020 – Siena Awards – Category Winner