TIFA 2022 Book / Documentary

Prisoner Mothers - Diary of A Reportage

  • Prize
    Silver in Book/Documentary
  • Photographer
    Carolina Paltrinieri

From 2020 the region in which Adwa is located, Tigray, has been going a bloody civil war. I don't know what the fate of these women and children has been but human rights were already violated in 2019. The 14,9% of Ethiopia population has a criminal record and the 4,2% of it are women. The Ethiopian government allocates 0.18$ per prisoner per day. About 500 children live with this 4,2% inside the prisons, forced to follow their mothers behind bars, without an appropriate access to education, health care or infrastructure where to play.

Carolina Paltrinieri is a photographer born in Finale Emilia (Modena) in 1989. She has attended training courses with Stanley Greene, Massimo Mastrolillo, Jodi Bieber, Lina Pallotta and a MasterClass with Paolo Marchetti. Over time, she has developed an authorial style that has won her numerous awards in important national and international competitions. In order to fully convey the feelings of the photographed subjects and their stories, she likes to approach their private lives slowly, knocking cautiously on their feelings.