Les femmes de la Camorra napolitaine

« Women of the Camorra »

By Angelo Antolino

From 21 January, 2016
To 10 February, 2016

The Neapolitan Camorra is part of the story (or, rather, the mythology) of southern Italy. A genuine born-and-bred Neapolitan who continues to live in the area, Angelo Antolino refuses to perpetuate the usual gangsters-and-vendettas clichés. Taking a new angle, he decided to show the female relatives of all these “men of honour”, in this paradoxical society where the macho façade cannot for long hide the matriarchal empire. He thus decided to document a crisis point in the life of the clans, Operation “Clean Piazza” operation (Piazza Pulita) launched by the police in March 2007. Tens of drug traffickers were arrested, leaving their wives permanently in sole charge of their families. Antolino follows these women’s daily lives, women who are both immersed in the city and yet strangers to it.


Beirut Exhibition Center (BEC)


From 21 January, 2016
To 10 February, 2016

11:00am - 8:00pm