Gold 2022 / Editorial / Photo Essay (Non-Pro)

Daughters of The Guilt

  • Photographer
    Valter Darbe
  • Agency / Studio
    Six Degrees
  • Prizes
    Gold in Editorial/Photo Essay, 1st place winner in Editorial

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, banned from all social life events. If they have a daughter, little girls are thrown out too in order not to pay for their dowries. This witnessess us their stories and why it is so important to keep the youngest girls away from the road to avoid their exploitation as prostitutes or as beggars.

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"