Karl Mancini (Italy) : “Ni Una Menos” Violence against women in Argentina
In Argentina, feminicide has been punished since 2012 by life imprisonment. Despite the legislation, the number of murders of women is increasing. A woman dies every 28 hours. Following a series of particularly atrocious murders, in 2015, a group of journalists and feminists created a collective called: “Ni Una menos” “No one less”, against violence against women. A huge demonstration in eighty cities across the country took place simultaneously on June 3, 2015.
This movement was extremely successful and half a million women marched through Buenos Aires and fifty countries around the world. From childhood to adulthood, all social classes combined, women suffer violence. But violence is stronger in poor, traditional and patriarchal societies. Young girls leave their families where they are subjected to violence and fall in love with gang members who lead them to drugs and prostitution. In Buenos Aires, there are 15,000 brothels and there are 40,000 all over the country. Often, young girls get pregnant between the ages of 13 and 16. Abortion was only legalised in June 2018. Police do not take any complaint, corruption is widespread, women grow up suffering from domestic and psychological violence throughout their lives.
This project bears witness both to families who have lost a loved one, and to physical and psychological victims of violence.
Karl Mancini was born in Rome. In 1999, he moved to New York and took courses at the ICP (International Center of Photography) in New York, where he learned his profession, photojournalist. He covers major political events, social problems looking for 12 years at violence against women around the world but also at migrants, human rights violations. Exhibited in many countries: USA, Great Britain, Russia, Australia, as well as at prestigious festivals, He has also won numerous international awards. His reportages are published in the world press and he regularly collaborates with Newsweek, Stern, Der Spiegel, Vanity Fair, CNN Internazionale, L’Espresso… His work “Ni una menos”, on feminicide and violence against women, was awarded with the Sony World Photography Award, Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award, Days Japan International Photojournalism Award, Gomma Grant, Photon Award. From 2014 to 2017 , he is part of the Echo Photojournalism agency as a staff photographer.
March 11-April 19, 2020
Gobelins, L’École de l’Image
73, boulevard Saint-Marcel,