Gold / 2019 / Portraiture / Personality

Villa Monteturli

  • Prize
    Gold in Portraiture/Personality
  • Photographer
    Valentina De Rosa
  • Credit
    Valentina De Rosa

Villa Monteturli is located in Florence, it accommodates 36 people heavily disabled with either congenital encephalopathy, cause of motor, psychic, mental and sensory deficits. No drama to report. I focused my gaze on the vital energy of disability. I transform them in sculptures with powerful gestures, redeeming a tormented life measured by the rhythm of treatments and medicines, silences and tears. The lacking of any reference to the hospital environment, the colours on the walls and the geometries allow a new way of looking at disability.