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Marcello Bonfanti


Der italienische Fotograf Marcello Bonfanti hat für seine Aufnahmen von Drag Queens in Havanna den 3. Preis in der Kategorie "Arts and Entertainment Stories" des renommierten World Press Award 2005 gewonnen.

Auf seiner Homepage schreibt der Fotograf über sein Projekt:
THE QUEENS OF CUBA. THEY DREAM THE THEATRE STAGES AND THEY HAVE TO CHALLENGE THE LOCAL MACHIST CULTURE AND THE SECRECY TO PERFORM MUSICAL SHOWS. BECAUSE THEY CANNOT PERFORM IN PUBLIC, THE CUBAN DRAG QUEENS HAVE CREATED A CLANDESTINE AND UNDERGROUND CIRCUIT OF PARTIES, ACCESSIBLE TO A VERY SELECTED AUDIENCE. SOMETIMES THEY ARE INVITED TO ENTERTAIN THE GUESTS OF BIRTHDAY PARTIES OR PRIVATE CELEBRATIONS. SECRECY IS NOT THE ONLY PROBLEM FOR CUBAN DRAG QUEENS. COSTUMES AND MAKE UP ARE OFTEN PROVIDED AT A VERY HIGH PRIZE BY THE BLACK MARKET. THEY PERFORM AN ART WHERE COSTUMES, DANCE AND SINGING ARE AN EXPRESSION OF THEIR SEXUAL IDENTITY. THE STAGE IS THE ONLY PLACE WHERE THEY ARE FREE TO RELEASE THE TENSIONS CAUSED BY THE CONFLICT BETWEEN THEIR SEXUAL IDENTITY AND THEIR BIOLOGY. THE PORTFOLIO HAS BEEN AWARDED WITH THE FIRST PRIZE AT THE COMPETITION "PREMIO LE LOGGE" - TOSCANA FOTO FESTIVAL 2004 - GIVEN BY FRANCO FONTANA, WITH THE FIRST PRIZE AT THE SAVIGNANO FOTO FESTIVAL GIVEN BY DENIS CURTI AND THE THIRD PRIZE IN THE ART AND ENTERTAINMENT CATEGORY OF THE WORLD PRESS PHOTO CONTEST 2005

Website: http://www.marcelbon.com






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