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miciap #7 cover

Issue #7 - SPRING/2011

from Milano Città Aperta

Milano Città Aperta | Journal of Urban Photography

In Italy, women have only been able to vote since 1946. Our grandmothers and our mothers were born in a world that was explicitly (and proudly) goverened by men. In the decade that followed, a focused and determined movement had won, one by one, those rights that allowed Italian citizens to consider women as 'non inferior' in respect to men.
If it seems difficult to imagine today all that occured then, it's because the world has changed so much. From that era until now, women have been exploited; a ticket to be used in any needed situation and a "service" to be used in politics. 
Still, women are not all the same. And to speak of them as a single unit could be seen as ignorant and, again, socially and culturally 'backward'.
In order to remember this, for their 7th issue Miciap have presented women who have fought for their freedom in order to defend their rights to wear a burkha, women who earn money making a living as a stripper, those that make their own decisions, those that become mothers, young girls that compete to become cheerleaders, women who celebrate the refined art of Burlesque and women who sing about the deeds of the old and popular gangworld.
Women, all in all, don't need to be represented in an exclusive way nor be defended by any political or other means. Instead, it's the journalists, the wannabe politicians and the demagogues that always try to categorise them and shake up a "media storm".
Happy viewing (whether you're female or male).


• Name: Mohamed Nationality: Italian
by Isabella De Maddalena

Research on the birth of a new generation of Italian citizens that come from (or better flee) from afar.
• No veil
by Lucio Cavicchioni

The veil hides, protects, represses, respects and dominates women. Who has the right answer to an obvious wrong?
• Didi's version
by Olivia Gozzano

A veteran of a forgotten time, Didi has always sung the deeds of the Ligeria, the legendary underworld of Milan.
• Burlesque voodoo
by Zoe Vincenti

Burlesque, as a fashion, as a business, as entertainment, as a tradition as a form of art.
• Born Leader, became Cheer
by Vincenzo Cammarata
An Italian version of 'American Beauty', a journey throughout the province, a discovery of young apprenticed cheerleaders, between the miniskirts, make-up and the sweat.
• MiSex
by Giovanni Hänninen
Similare to a temple dedicated to the female body, Mi-Sex attracts thousands of followers every year that fight for a place at the front of the line.

Name: Mohammed Nationality: Italian <br/> © Isabella De Maddalena, 2010, Milano No veil <br/> © Lucio Cavicchioni, 2010, Milano Didi's version <br/> Sono senza titolo... <br/>© Olivia Gozzano, 2010, Milano, La versione di Did Burlesque voodoo <br/> © Zoe Vincenti 2009/10, Milano, Burlesque Voodoo Milano, Connie Douglas. <br/>© Zoe Vincenti 2009/10, Milano Born Leader, became Cheer <br/> © Vincenzo Cammarata, Milano, 2010 MiSex <br/> © Giovanni Hanninen, Milano, 2010, MiSex