Female in Focus 2020

Valentina Sinis of the VII Mentor Program is among the winners of Female in Focus 2020, an international award recognizing women’s extraordinary contribution to contemporary photography.

The judging panel has chosen two outstanding bodies of work and 20 single images to be exhibited at El Barrio’s Artspace, New York, between November 2-21, 2020. Collectively, the curation examines gender, race, sexuality and beyond, weaving delicate stories of beauty and pain; joy and injustice; resilience and reflection.

Valentina Sinis’s Broken Princess tells the devastating story of women in Iraqi Kurdistan who try to escape — and protest — domestic violence by setting themselves on fire.

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