Photo Credit: Lina Pallotta

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Tue, September 24, 2019

18:00 – 19:30

Villa La Pietra
Via Bolognese, 120
50139 Florence, Italy

I deeply believe that in the chaos of human relations, in the constant people’s interaction we are witnesses of all the conflicts, despairs, delights and hopes of our life.
Photography is not negotiating a “safe distance”, but the image production is like a conversation, an experiential exchange with the subject of the photo.
The maquilladora project resounds inside me as a memoir mirror; it unveils the connection between my world, the south of Italy and Mexico. 

A conversation with photographer Lina Pallotta. Event organized by Alessandra Capodacqua, Davide Lombardo, and Debora Spini, NYU Florence.



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Lina Pallotta


Born in San Salvatore Telesino (BN), lives in Rome and New York – is a photographer, teacher and curator. Through her visual poetics dominated by movement, she develops long-term projects exclusively in black and white, about gender identity, women, and everyday life at the margins. Among her best known works are: Porpora and Valerie (2013), a twenty-year long story about the bond between the president of the transsexual identity movement and Valerie, a photo essay that shows the cultural and social changes regarding civil unions in Italy; BASTA – to Work and Die on the Mexican Border (1999), about the life of Mexican women workers in the border factories. She regularly holds workshops and conferences at the International Center of Photography and Empire State College in New York.