Silvia Boarini moved to London from Italy in 1995. After gaining a degree in Communication Studies from Middlesex University, she worked in video and film productions in New York and Rome. She returned to London in 2001 and completed a PgDip in photojournalism at the London College of Communications. She has been working as a freelance photojournalist since 2005.
Her work has appeared in Narcomafie (Italy), Evening Standard, Royal Photographic Society Journal, Label (Italy), British Journal of Photography, The Journalist, Daily Telegraph, You Magazine, Peace Reporter, D di Repubblica, Private…
Bedouin Land received an honourable mention at the International Picture Award (IPA) in the deeper perspective section. Land of the Prickly Pears was shortlisted for the ‘Tom Webster Award for Photojournalism’ and commended at the ‘IPA’ in the student essay category. The ‘Rag and Bone Man’ essay was featured on BBC London.
Silvia Boarini: Unrecognised
‘Unrecognised’ brings together the work of Israeli NGO “Negev Coexistence Forum for Civil Equality” (NCF) and London based photojournalist Silvia Boarini.
NCF has been running a participatory photography programme for young people in the village of Wadi El Nam led by designer Ilan Molcho. The result is a series of startling and moving images documenting the harsh reality of life for Israel’s Negev Bedouins living in unrecognised villages.
Silvia Boarini will present work from her ongoing series ‘Bedouin Land’. Her images focus on the village of Al Araqib where she documented life before and after the recent spate of demolitions.
‘Unrecognised’ will shed light on the unresolved status of Negev Bedouins and the impact of government policies on their daily lives.
Runs November 1 – 14, 2010
Private View November 3rd, 6pm
Open Monday to Friday 9 am to 6 pm
Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre
17-25 New Inn Yard
London EC2A 3EA
Tube: Shoreditch High Street, Liverpool Street, Old Street
TALKS: November 3rd, 7pm
Discrimination in Israel: the situation of Negev Bedouins