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Exhibition The Consequences

For three years, I collected images of faces, objects, and places which represent the point of view of people who were involved in a femicide and who haven’t given in to gender-based violence.

Those dealing with the consequences of femicide – a term used to define the killing or disappearance of a woman because of her gender and for reasons of hatred, contempt, pleasure, or a sense of possession – are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, and children. They are the ones with grief and shattered lives, with memories kept alive by pictures. They must bear the weight of the legal expenses and the humiliation in courts, as well as in the media where it is the behavior of the victims that is questioned rather than that of the killer.

Nevertheless, an increasing number of families of the victims of femicide are engaged: they write books, organise meetings at schools, start petitions, collect funds for awareness-raising campaigns or engage in online activism. Their objective is to have society understand that what they went through was not due to fate or to a particular fault, but rather a widespread culture of sexism.

The exhibition shows the daily lives of those who are left behind, to bear witness that the absence of a loved one can be transformed into an active presence against gender-based violence.

There have been exhibitions of The consequences in Italy, Switzerland, and Luxembourg (with the Ngo Time for Equality).

The exhibition consists of 30 photos 60 cm x 45 cm, 30 captions, and 4 letters 32 cm x 45 cm.