Bronze 2012 Fine Art / People_FA

Voices Of A Transition

  • Company
    Italie
  • Photographer
    Lavinia Parlamenti

At the beginning of October, I decided to move to Egypt. I was curious to look into the face of a Revolution taking place in a country so close to my own. Tahrir Square is a street theatre and, if you like it, you can watch a show anytime. I would stop and listen to the voices of whoever came across, asking them their opinions on the future of Egypt, as the year 2011 was closing on the backdrop of a winter that looked very much the same as the spring. Vagrants, youths, revolutionaries, would be prophets, taxi drivers, mothers, journalists, field doctors. Men and women. Poor and less poor. Christians and muslims. People who, from different standings and with different points of view, contribute to the development of a country that is moving, and is not going to surrender to history.

Lavinia Parlamenti (1981) was born in Rome, Italy. She graduated in Communication then specializing in illustration and editorial graphic design. In 2009, due to a scholarship, she attended the "Scuola Romana di Fotografia" for two years. Considering society as a sort of human theatre, she likes to observe and report spontaneous ways of aggregation and interaction on this scene.