Elena Perlino

Paris Goutte d'Or

2018, Softcover, Italian
11,5x16,5 cm, 204 pages, 500 copies
ISBN: 9788898391806

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Elena Perlino is an Italian photographer based in Paris. Her recent photographic series focus on migration, human trafficking and gender issues.

In this work projects, Perlino immersed herself in a neighborhood in the 18th arrondissement, well known to Parisians: the Goutte d'Or. It is one of the lively districts of the capital, a small area of about 30,000 inhabitants, characterized by a multi-ethnic mix in which over thirty different ethnic groups come to terms with each other. She was thus able to experience and share the daily existence of the inhabitants of the Goutte d'Or, staying as close as possible to them - in the public sphere but also in the private one.

This book provides a new look at neighborhoods that have been described as "ghettos": it does not focus solely on the elements of radicalization. Rather, it allows us to imagine the possibility of "living together".

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Elena Perlino
She's an Italian photographer based in Paris. Her work focused on migrations, human trafficking and gender issues. For her work she has received support from the Magnum Emergency Fund, Open Society Foundation, Center National des Arts Plastiques, Le Septembre de la Photographie, Foto Gaspésie and the Institute of Italian Culture in Montreal. After a master's in literature and film and a decade-long career as a photojournalist, Elena published the book Pipeline (Schilt Publishing, 2014), which explored the sexual exploitation of Nigerian women in Italy. The book was selected as one of the best photobooks of 2014 by Maison Européenne de la Photographie. Perlino's images have been published on Newsweek Japan, Daily Mail, Fisheye, Causette, Jeune Afrique, Elle, Io Donna, Internazionale, Domus, Grazia, Rolling Stones, Max, GQ, Glamor, Gioia, D di Repubblica. Her work has been exhibited, among others, at: Visa pour l'image, Perpignan; the Institut des Cultures d'Islam, Paris; Maison de la culture Frontenac, Montreal, Canada; the Lawndale Art Center in Texas and the Objectifs Center for Photography, Singapore.