Oltre le sbarre

OLTRE LE SBARRE (Beyond bars) tells the stories of five women in the women prison of Arequipa (Peru) through self-portraits and fragments of life story.

Chiara Digrandi exhibits the outcomes of a workshop that takes place inside the walls of the prison. The exhibition is based on Cristina Nuñez’s  The Self-portrait Experience® method and enriched with oral interviews.

Through self-portraits, the women prisoners tell the freedom of expressing their state of mind, their pain and their anger, but also their strength and uniqueness. The images speak directly to the observer, offering an unusual point of view on a reality which is often “forgotten”.

“The women I met have taught me to see  their humanity and their dignity”.