A new exhibition of MMI, with Osservatorio AIDS and AIDOS since 12 October
Photographs by Francesco Cocco
Corsetto Sant'Agata 22 ,Brescia
from Thursday to Sunday, from 15:00 to 19:00, until November 4, 2018
inauguration: Friday 12 October 2018, 19:00
edited by Lucio Merzi e Giulia Tornari
Under the patronage of Comune di Brescia - Assessorato alla cultura
Portraits in black and white, faces of young women, sometimes by the uncertain and vulnerable sexual identity like the Africa they live in: Adjara, Sarina, Linda, Celine, Juliette, Therese, Marietta, Alfonsine, Blessed, Charlene, Zanaba, Mariam, Ibauldo Celine, Kabare. They are between the ages of 16 and 19, living in the province of Kadiogo, outside Ouagadougou, in a shelter for women and girls who have suffered violence or are fleeing from arranged marriages. And then, still men in the waiting room of health dispensaries and mothers with screaming babies, old women considered witches and children abused by white Western professors, children digging in abusive gold mines and others playing table football or on the burnt land, despite all. The Republic of Burkina Faso in the images taken by Francesco Cocco in February 2017 more than the "land of mankind" appears to us as the "land of suspended women", between poverty and ransom, fear and desire to change, traditions like boulders and new rights to be conquered.
In addition, photographs of two other Brescian photographers, Damiano Rossi and Lorenzo Passini, will also be exhibited, working on reports in Africa, always on social issues and in the health sector.