Silver / 2018 / Fine Art / Collage

In your place

  • Prize
    Silver in Fine Art/Collage
  • Photographer
    Ludovica Bastianini

"According to estimates by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), 13.5 million girls worldwide each year are forced to get married before turning 18 years old with men that are much older than them: 37,000 girls every day to whom, in fact, childhood is denied". How can I interact with such a thing? I thought about what would a mother feel while dressing her daughter to go away and get married so young. I took some photos of very young models from some fashion magazines and I dressed them, with a box of old laces that my mother has always guarded. I tried to carry on a process of identification, between models and small brides, between me and their mothers. I wanted to transfer the idea of a violated childhood on the advertising that we see on a daily basis, that references to a completely different world.