The Ballad of Silent Seeds

Thomas Sankarà, president of Burkina Faso and a beloved icon of the revolution who was brutally murdered in 1987, was a great advocate for gender equality and considered women to be necessary and driving figures in the fight for social justice and emancipation in the country. The burkinabè women were indeed among the first social forces to rebel against president Blaise Compaorè in 2014, in the famous popular uprising which forced him to resign from government after 27 years of dictatorship.

Although women of Burkina Faso are hardly represented and celebrated in national and international media, they are still an essential element in all aspects of society.

Federica Landi
(Rimini, IT 1986)

Federica Landi is a practicing artist, working mainly with photography; she is also a professor and the founder of Riu, an independent space focused on visual arts research. She holds a BA in visual arts from the Academy of Fine Arts of Florence and an MA in fine art photography from London College of Communication. She worked for the photographic agency Millennium Images as curator and exhibition organizer (London and Paris) and she was in charge of the international photo contest Peaches & Cream in collaboration with the art gallery Crane Kalman, Brighton. In 2016 she was curator of SiFestOff in Savignano and in the same year she founded the artist run space Riu (
She has been been teaching photography at the Academy of Fine Arts of Rome since 2017. Her work has been exhibited and published extensively in Europe, America and Africa.

Eyes on Tomorrow

Young Italian Photography in the World

> Power: Paolo Ciregia, Massimiliano Gatti, Zoe Paterniani

> Roots: Martina della Valle, Federica Landi, Marco Maria Zanin


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