10 Portraits Against Prejudice

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#10PortraitsAgainstPrejudice è un progetto fotografico-editoriale a cura di Davide Scalenghe, Flora Ciccarelli e Giovanni Mauriello, e di tutte le persone che ci hanno creduto e ci hanno regalato il loro tempo, mettendosi davanti ad un obiettivo, in queste bollenti giornate di un luglio torinese. Grazie.

Dieci volti e dieci storie per raccontare in prima persona cosa significa vivere con il pregiudizio – quell’attitudine, quel processo per il quale si attribuiscono ad una persona sconosciuta i tratti e le caratteristiche tipiche del suo gruppo teorico di appartenenza – marchiato a fuoco sulla pelle: troppo grassa, troppo effeminato, troppo aggressiva, troppo strano. Corpi e menti che sfuggono ai canoni di una società che ci vorrebbe tutti alla stessa maniera. Tutti uguali.

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#FuoriPosto: l’Intervista ad Andrea Francardo

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Questa è la terza delle quattro interviste del progetto seriale #FuoriPosto che ospitiamo sul nostro sito, scritte e condotte da Floriana Manciagli. In questa occasione le fotografie sono state scattate da due fotografi, Francesco Cavagnino e Pietro Olivetta.

Ambientazione: studio fotografico
Colonna sonora: Bad news, Johnny Cash

La protagonista di #FuoriPosto oggi è Andrea Francardo.

La prima volta che ho conosciuto Andrea eravamo in un locale che si affaccia sul fiume Po, dentro al Parco del Valentino.
Aveva una giacca nera in broccato con dei bottoni dorati, il rossetto rosso e un sorriso sicuro.
Abbiamo iniziato a parlare del mondo della moda e, mentre io me ne lamentavo a lei brillavano gli occhi.
Ne sono rimasta affascinata.

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LEILA ALAOUI: PHOTOGRAPHER, WOMAN, FIGHTER

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It was January 15, 2016, when we heard the news.

I had recently returned from a long trip to Brazil, and had reunited with my family in our hometown of Turin, Italy, to begin the new year together. On January 7, my sister returned to Washington, DC, with my father, so he could help with our new born nephew, whilst my brother-in-law, on that same day, took off for an assignment with Save the Children. Destination: Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.

A week later, gunmen armed with heavy weapons attacked the Cappuccino restaurant and the Splendid Hotel in the heart of the city. The number of fatalities reached 30. As the news spread, we learned that my brother-in-law had escaped the attack unharmed, in spite of having been in the vicinities of the locations attacked (most frequented by foreigners and NGO workers.)

Fast-forward two months later, a friend and colleague takes me to visit Virginia Branson’s (the Virgin founder Richard’s sister) superb riad in the centre of the Marrakech Medina: El Fenn. She’s a guest there, as she’s writing the new Wallapaper guide to the Moroccan city.

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MUSTAFA SABBAGH: REAL BEAUTY HURTS

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I think we liked each other’s work. That’s how it all started. Then a mutual friend went to do a do session with him. Mustafa and I got in touch, and we talked for hours, about everything but photography or reporting. We promised we’d meet, because he wanted to take some shots of me. I heard in his voice warmth and attraction, values certainly dear to me. In the end it took us 3 years before we met. My job takes me to trust rarely to have photographs taken by someone who can distort my persona. Putting art, skin, imperfection that actually makes a human perfect.

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FRIDA KAHLO: THE UNMISTAKABLY LATIN AMERICAN ARTIST

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“Some birds are not meant to be caged; their feathers are just too bright.” (Shawshank Redemption)

FRIDA KAHLO: THE UNMISTAKABLY LATIN AMERICAN ARTIST.

What would our life look like if its matrix were built around colour and pain? Imagine a canvas that portrays a naked young woman with Latin features lying on a bed, battered and stubbed by man. Her hands are dropping on the sides of the bed, like those of a martyr, palms open, like those of Jesus on the cross.

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