My name is Claudia Guido, I’m 29 years old, I’m graduated in Photography and I live in Italy.
There are things in my country which I don’t like so I decided one year and a half ago to try and stop complaining just for the sake of complaining, go to bed at night, wake up in the morning and start complaining again.
I decided to do what I best know, to use photography and art to say what I think and fight for what I believe in.
One of the things that shocks me the most is the lack of justice for torture crime in Italy. Twenty-five years ago my government signed the treaty with ONU but did not apply it. And yet the crime is there and I’ve got proof of it.
Carlo Giuliani is the young man who got killed during the G8 of 2001 in Genova. Nojudicial section has been opened after his death, he had no trial, since then the Italian law enforcement understood it could kill without being punished.
Haidi and Giuliano Giuliani, Carlo’s parents, know something about it: with their battle they taught the other law enforcement victims’ families that they can and must fightto reach the truth, although reaching justice is sometimes impossible, other times complicated and distressing.
It was a letter written by Haidi Giuliani to Patrzia Moretti, Federico Aldrovandi’s mother, which induced her to start a procedural course of action lasted seven years and just concluded. Patrizia Moretti gave example in turn to Ilaria Cucchi, Stefano Cucchi’s sister. Then Lucia Uva came, and after them Rudra Bianzino, Giuliana Rasman, Paolo Scaroni, Luciano Isidro Diaz, Stefano Gugliotta, Domenica Ferrulli, Grazia Serra.
I want to introduce you to these people and their families, I want to show you that, in contrast with what you’ve read, heard and seen on television, they’re ordinary people, so normal to be exactly the same as you, as were their family members killed. I want to tell you these stories showing you twenty portraits I realized in one year and a half of work, travels, meetings, friendships, tears, grief; twenty faces with whom you might identify, see where torture consumes in this country and recover it in their eyes.
The survivors to beatings:
Luciano Isidro Diaz
The survivors to the death of their own sons, or parents, or brothers:
The families of:
If you’ll help me by financing my project, I can carry around these photographs, together with their stories. I can introduce you to these families in the hope that one day you’ll fight with me, alongside them, because it’s just a coincidence it happened to them, instead of us.
My founding goal is $4900:
-$2450 will be used for the printing of the photographs, to mount the exibition, transport expenses of the photographs.
-$2450 will be used for the printing of the catalogue (IF I REACH THE FOUND GOAL)