The Consequences

PhotographerStefania Prandi
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryMilan, Italy
Photo Date2016
Technical InfoDigital photography
Entry Description

In Italy, every two days a woman is killed by a man, usually a partner or a spouse, often one she wanted to break up with. These murders are called “femicides”. The work "The Consequences" focuses on the social consequences of these killings, particularly on the victims’ families. Mothers, fathers, sisters, sons struggle against victim blaming to get justice for their loved ones. Every day, there is grief. Most of these families act in their own communities by taking part in school talks, setting up associations, organizing charity events. They became activists. They are the people next door, who did not expect anything like this to happen in their lives.

About Photographer

Stefania Prandi is a journalist and photographer, who has covered gender, social and environmental topics, as well as foreign affairs. She has reported from Ethiopia, Morocco, Spain, Albania, India, Greece, Portugal and Italy, for both national and international publications such as Al Jazeera, Vice, El País, Open Society Foundations, Correctiv, the Swiss magazine Azione, RSI (Radiotelevisione svizzera), Pagina99, Gli Stati Generali, Elle Italy, Elle Hungary, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Il Corriere del Ticino, Il Fatto For the photojournalist project “The Other Half of The Farmland” (among the best articles of the 2016 for VICE news Italia), about the coercion, blackmail and rape of female workers in Italian greenhouses, she won The Pollination Project Grant, the Volkart Stiftung Grant, the crowdfunding with Correctiv, received honorable mentions by Moscow International Photo Awards, International Photography Awards, Neutral Density Awards, Photogrvphy Festival, Tokyo International Photo Awards, and was named as one of the finalists for the LuganoPhotoDays Festival 2016. Her project “The Consequences”, about "femicides" in Italy, received Bronze Star Award by ND Awards (Neutral Density Awards) and was a finalist at Shoot The Face. Stefania wrote and directed the documentary Uranium Project, produced with Lab 80 film, which was screened at festivals such as Cinemambiente, the Milano Film Festival and Bergamo Film Meeting. From 2011 until 2014 she studied gender issues in Sweden, Norway and United States.