Bronze 2017 People / Portrait_P

The Consequences

  • Prize
    Bronze in People/Portrait
  • Photographer
    Stefania Prandi

Every two days in Italy a woman is killed by a man usually a partner or a spouse, often one she wanted to leave. These homicides are called femicides, to indicate a woman killed because of her gender. These murders are the consequences of a society where women are widely still considered subordinate to men. I decided to focus on the aftermath of these killings on society, by considering the victims’ families, those who have to bear their loved ones’ deaths. Mothers, fathers, sisters, sons and daughters struggle to find justice, fighting in tribunals against victim-blaming. Every day, there is grief. Most of these families take action in their own backyards, going to schools to talk with students, creating associations, organizing charity prizes.