Red Wind

Valentina Ippolito (Photographer)

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Red Wind, representing a smiling mother carrying her sleeping baby in the backstreets of Jodhpur (Rajasthan, India), is part of "Boundaries: A Stranger's Journey across Nepal and India (2018-2019)" - a documentary photography project interpreting the notion of boundaries through the face-to-face encounter between the local and the stranger, traveling across Nepal and India.
The photographic series focuses on the construction of the face as a “widow, orphan, or stranger” as discussed by French philosopher Emmanuel Lévinas in Totality and Infinity: An Essay on Exteriority (1961).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationJodhpur
Media of outputPhotography
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Exhibitions & Awards

WINNER, URBAN AWARD Still Awards, International Photo Awards 2020 (Ireland)
WINNER, DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2019
(Melbourne, Australia)
WINNER, PHOTOGRAPHY CATEGORY Beyond Earth Film Festival 2019 (Chennai, India)
WINNER, BEST PHOTOGRAPHER L’Age d’Or International Arthouse Film Festival (Kolkata, India)
WINNER, BEST PHOTO Virgin Spring Cinefest 2019 (Kolkata, India)
WINNER, BEST PHOTO Cult Critic Movie Awards 2019 (Kolkata, India)
WINNER, BEST PHOTO Calcutta International Cult Film Festival 2019 (Kolkata, India)
​WINNER, BEST PHOTO Crown Wood International Film Festival 2019 (Kolkata, India)
WINNER, BEST PHOTO FestPro Film Festival 2019 (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Penza and Vladimir, Russia)
​​Finalist Kharkiv International Film Festival of Arts and Travel 2019 (Kharkiv, Ukraine)
Finalist Aphrodite Film Awards 2019 (NYC, US)
Finalist Near Nazareth Festival 2019 (Afula, Israel)
Finalist Model N Movie International Short Film Festival (Howrah, India)
Semi-finalist Art Color Digital Cinema International Film Festival 2020 (Brussels, Belgium)
Semi-finalist Los Angeles Cinefest 2019 (Los Angeles, US)
Official Selection Solaris Film Festival 2020, (Nice, France)
Official Selection LifeArt Festival Los Angeles 2019 (Los Angeles, US)
Official Selection European Cinefest Golden Nika 2019 (Brandenburg, Germany)
Official Selection One Minute Story FIlm Festival 2019 (Afula, Israel)
Official Selection International Film and Video Festival «Catharsis» (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladimir, Voronezh, Novosibirsk, Pskov, Vladivostok)


  • India
  • Women
  • Otherness

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