2018 / Fine Art / Collage

In Your Place

  • Photographer
    Ludovica Bastianini

13.5 million girls worldwide each year are forced to get married before turning 18 years (Amnesty International 2015). In my project I tried to think about what would a mother feel while dressing her daughter before the wedding. I took some photos of young models from fashion magazines and I dressed them, with a box of old laces that my mother gave me. I carried on a process of identification, between models and brides, between me and their mothers. I wanted to transfer the idea of a denied childhood on the advertising that we see everyday, that references to a completely different world.

In 2017 she has been selected for “Circulations - Festival de la jeune photographie européenne", exhibited at the Centquatre in Paris. She has also been shortlisted at the Grand Prix Images Vevey, at the Life Framer contest and won the 3rd prize at Premio Tabò, presented at the Festival Fotoleggendo in Rome. Ludovica combines the language of photography with mixed techniques such as painting, sewing, collage, childhood illustration, and more. Her research focuses on manipulation of images and how this practice can change our comprehension of reality.?