Liliana Barchiesi

LILIANA BARCHIESI has been an independent photojournalist since the early 70s; she focuses on exploring themes linked to the world of women. As an activist she has documented the street protests for divorce and against illegal abortions, the work world and feminist groups, the role of women in the household. She has done photo features for newspaper and magazines both activist and mainstream, such as “Noi donne”, “Effe”, “Amica”, “Il quotidiano dei Lavoratori”, “l’Espresso”. As a photographer and audiovisual artist, she has taken part in numerous group and solo exhibitions including Donne-immagini 1974/1979 (2008), La casa, i riti (1980) and Una Nessuna Centomila. Her work continues today, through photography and documentaries, to denounce and fight gender stereotypes, for example in Legge 194 Cosa vogliono le donne (2013) she highlights the similarities and diversity of contemporary female reality, with particular attention to migrant women in Italy. *She was born in Milan, where she lives and works.