hôpital la croix

This is part of a series of photos from a personal project which I've done along with the Association Dare Futuro founded in 2008 in order to support the promotion and protection of the rights of children, women and the sick, with particular attention throughout Africa. After spending two weeks at the Hopital La Croix in Zinvié we managed to document the work done there with medicine students from Italy and to be more aware of the situation in the region. After the trip we collected money from the selling of some of these photos. Benin, 2019.

the berbers

The Berbers are an ethnic group located in some parts of North and Western Africa. The western culture has characterized Berbers as nomads using camels to cross the Sahara desert. They were traders in the earlier days and merchants were considered in a higher class than the farmers, however, through history the roles have mostly been reversed.

The role of women in most muslim countries is very traditional and controversial for some. Women make up half of society and they are responsible for guidance and education of the subsequent generations. It is the female who imbues principles and faith into the souls of the nation. In Morocco the difference between gender roles are very obvious. Men own the public scene, playing cards, drinking tea and socializing whereas women stay home and take care of the family. Morocco. 2019.


The Quilombola community in Brazil are the descendants of Afro-Brazilian slaves who escaped from slave plantations that existed in Brazil until abolition in 1888. They struggle to have access to secure tenure, water, sanitation, electricity, education and health services and now face the threat of being evicted since the new president made the area open for mining exploration and machinery. Their main source of income is the production of vases and pots made with clay. The workers are mainly women, while men work on the fields. Alcântara. 2018.

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