2022 — Morocco
About this series
This series focuses on the stories of Moroccan women who practice skateboarding despite the social and familial repercussions they can face for this choice.
Women in Morocco continue to face significant obstacles: In the social, economic, political, and sports spheres, their participation is still minimised. With this project, the photographer wanted to uncover the voices of those women who decided to break untold rules, transforming skateboarding into a form of resistance to patriarchy.
Photographer: Chantal Pinzi
Based in: Berlin, Germany
“I’m a visual activist. Thought my photography I resist to the passing of time, I resist to oblivion, I resist to silence.”
Chantal Pinzi (n.1996) is a freelancer documentary photographer.
During her studies at the University of Applied Sciences Europe in Berlin, city where she currently lives, she focused herself to documentary photography.
By using an artistic and experimental representation, her photographic works denounce, incriminate and give a voice to those who are never heard enough.
Her empathic personality together with her curious perspective and her courage pushed her to travel and discover the world. She often deals with issues of resilience of fractured and marginalize communities.
Her work has been exhibited internationally and awarded in LensCulture Summer 2022, IPOY, Maghreb Photography Awards, Prize of Huffpost Italia, Contemporarte UHU, International Photography Prize Esperanza Pertusa, PassepartoutPrize and more.