Liliana Barchiesi

Donne è bello

with essays by Lea Melandri, Giovanna Calvenzi

2017, Hardcover
Bilingual: Italian / English
15x22 cm, 160 pages
Graphic design: Tomo Tomo
ISBN: 9788831363228

€ 30,00
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Through this anthological work, Liliana Barchiesi, a Milanese photographer active in the women’s movement, reflects on how the condition of women has transformed from the seventies to today, showcasing how changes and habits have affected the daily lives of generations of women for over half a century. Despite the new and different problems that women face today, gender inequality persists and a new generation of women is fighting against it.

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Liliana Barchiesi
(Milan, 1945) Photojournalist, she starts in the early seventies with a glance to the feminine world, to the working woman, to the demonstrations for divorce and against the clandestine abortion, to domestic space, to aggregations and counselling centres besides the breakthroughs made by Psichiatria Democratica and by Franco Basaglia. Her images were issued on news organizations such as Effe, Noi Donne, Amica, Due più, L’Espresso, Panorama, Il Quotidiano dei Lavoratori. As photographer and editor of audiovisuals she took part to group and personal exhibitions. Between the recent ones: Donne-Immagini 1974/1979 (2008-2009), The other glance (2016), The long ‘68 (2018), The Unexpected Subject- 1978 Art and Feminism in Italy (2019), Far Back Must Go Who Wants To Do A Big Jump (2020). After a period in which she works mainly in her photo studio, in the years 2000 she starts again to work as a journalist and is fully involved in a co-operation with women associations, revealing through photography and documentary such as Law 194. What women want (2013), in a comparison between yesterday and today: diversities and similarities and against stereotypes and abuses.