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AFGHAN INTERIOR

  • Prize
    Bronze in Press/Travel/Tourism
  • Photographer
    Valter Darbe
  • Credit
    VALTER DARBE

House interior in the north est of Afghanistan: no windows but only a hole in the roof. A quiete strip of land despite over 40 years of war in Afghanistan, this area has so far been spared from conflict and preserved by social, ecological and environmental disasters. Will it be conserved from the effects of the new Silk Roads (the new economic corridor that China and Afghanistan intend to open)?

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".

Awards Solo exhibition
1989 La città e i segni Portes Gallery
1991 Camera Work Gallery (UK)
1998 “Hic et Nunc” - Doctor Sax Gallery
2005 "Un grande gioco" (IT) – Ambharabar
2006 "L'antropologia della libertà" – Ambharabar (IT)
2008 “Stimmung” (IT)
2019 “Una fragile striscia di pace: Afghanistan nord orientale e silk road” - Museum of Archeology of Aosta (2019).
2019 Ongoing “I was my husband” in Turin, Milan and Florence

Collective exhibition
1989 Turin Photography Biennial (IT);
1994 Galerie Labyrinthe in Lausanne (CH);
1994 Collegno Arts Hall & Zenit Gallery IT).
1995 International Festival of the Photographie "Images '95" in Vevey (CH) with the retrospective dedicated to Jeanloup Sieff - "Les portrait de l'incoscience".

Books
"For a new interpretation of dreams" published by Moretti & Vitali 2007

Awards
2018 Top 25 Storytelling at MIPA 2018
2018 Selected by National Geographic Award Italia
2019 Finalist at SIPA