Bronze / 2019 / Press / People/Personality

I WAS MY HUSBAND

  • Prize
    Bronze in Press/People/Personality
  • Photographer
    Valter Darbe
  • Credit
    Valter Darbe

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 have any right nor social utility, and loose her identity when the husband die. They are 42 million in India: kicked out of houses, stolen from properties or money, they are banned from all social moments of life. A phenomenon that crosses all social classes, doubly enclosed within the walls of the ashrams that ward them and the cultural prisons of a society that prefers to make them "invisible" rather than questioning themselves.

Born in 1962, bachelor degree in photography and master in “Science, technology and communication”. Artistic activities in 1991 with a research focused on archetypes of emotions, which was noteworthy at national and international level with solo and group exhibitions.
Since 2005 he started some photographic projects with some NGOs, currently I’m board member of Six Degrees, an international association of war and social reporters. My work is focussed on the status of women in different cultural heritage, and on the social impacts of the "Silk Roads".