Silver 2022 / Book / People (Non-Pro)

I Was My Husband

  • Photographer
    Valter Darbe
  • Agency / Studio
    Six Degrees
  • Prizes
    Silver in Book/People, Gold in Book/Documentary

The modern Indian society seems to be not able to modify some aspects belonging to the most orthodox Hindu culture, according to which, a widow no longer has any right nor social utility, and loose her identity when the husband die. They are 42 Mln: kicked out of houses, stolen from properties, they are banned from all social moments of life. A phenomenon that crosses all social classes, doubly enclosed within the walls of the ashrams and the cultural prisons of a society that prefers to make them "invisible" rather than questioning themselves. The book is a cross-section of their real life.

Born in 1962, bachelor degree in photography and master in “Science, technology and communication”. I started artistic activities in 1991 with projects focused on identity and archetypes of emotions, which was noteworthy at national and international level with solo and group exhibitions. Since 2005 I started collaborations with NGOs, currently board member of Six Degrees, an international association of war and social reporters. My most recent works deal with the condition of women in different cultural heritage, on social marginality of fragile subjects and social impacts of new "Silk Roads"