Entry Title: "Ashura"
Name: Claudia Borgia , Italy
Category and Expertise: Photo Essay and Feature Story, Professional


Entry Description: It is said that the 10th of the lunar month of Muharram in the year 61st of the Hegira (October the 10th 680 AD) , the Imam Hossein, grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, and 72 companions sacrificed their lives to defend the religion of God, the justice, the freedom and to fight the tyranny of Yazid, Umayyad dynasty, became unfairly caliph. Every year millions of Shiites commemorate the martyrdom according to the rites that have been handed down for hundreds of years.

About the Artist:

Claudia was born in Rome in 1975. The revolutionary '70s air hatching within themselves for many years, too many according to her, because it is only in 2009 that leaves everything and decided to devote herself to photography. Infact she leaves her beloved family body shop and her job of insurance adjuster, she reads back the thesis on asylum discussed at the Faculty of Political Science at the Sapienza University of Rome and she start to look for a combination between her passion for contemporary history, the desire to be a witness and the photography. She choose to study photography attending the permanent school of photography Graffiti, following several workshops and enrolling the master's degree in photojournalism in the ISFCI institute of Rome. She decides to take pictures of the reality that surrounds her, but also the rest of the world whenever is possible, with the innocent curiosity of those who want to enrich themselves and enrich those who look at her pictures. She prefers the stories of women and long-term projects. Today she is a freelance. She has published over A, The Guardian, on Kristeligt Dagblad ( dk) and other small foreign media. In 2013 she came third in the contest for the Ansa photo - journalist Rolando Fava and second in Fotoleggendo photo contest.