Bronze 2019 Editorial / Photo Essay

Beyond The Line

  • Prize
    Bronze in Editorial/Photo Essay
  • Photographer
    Silvia Alessi
  • Photo Date
    2018

On one side some Peshmerga women soldiers, an institution with great reputation in Kurdistan, and on the other a boy belonging to the LGBTQ world, a world that struggles to assert their rights. The identities here are shown as contrasts: femininity in the military world, young girls who decide to serve their country, in a society where women rarely participate actively in public life. Femininity finds its counterpart in a boy who feels like a woman and who poses for us with them in a barracks.

I work as a hair stylist near Milan, Italy. My passion are travel and photography. My last photographic project is called skin. I wanted to tell the story of albino people and acid attacked women in India.