Gold 2018 / People / Family

Mother and Daughter

  • Prizes
    Gold in People/Family, 2nd Place winner in People
  • Photographer
    Silvia Alessi

Shabnam, 26, is a fighter against acid attacks. Here is portrayed with her daughter

I’m Silvia Alessi, from Italy. I’m based in Bergamo where I own a salon: I am a hairdresser and a make up artist. Like many others I love to travel and to take pictures, and so I have been doing for 15 years. In all these years I’ve tried to document people’s life in remote places. For many years I’ve been studying other photographers’ reportages on books or on social media, and a feeling became to grow within me. I don’t want to consider people as photographic trophies - I thought - I want to tell their stories through pictures.