Paola Favoino, A JE BURRNESH, 2019

40 Euro

CAPO9179

7 in stock

“This is a long-term project started in 2011, when I discovered the extraordinary existences of the Albanian Sworn Virgins and I started to travel through the country looking for the last ones, the so called Burrnesh.

Burrnesh is a woman who become a man following an ancient balkan tradition. 

My subject was the Burrnesh and her community and my research had an anthropological approach.”
Paola Favoino

A path of intimate and dreamlike discovery, which proceeds step by step on the traces of life and memory.

A narrative made of cuts that can break the definitions and certainties, the external and intimate borders. A close comparison between landscape and portrait, where indeed the landscape can become a portrait of someone’s personality.

Paola Favoino
Balter books
October  2019

​first edition of 250

 53 pages, 17 x 21 cm
​with a poem

Paper: munken lynx and fedrigoni sirio

Japanese binding  

printed by Siz Industria Grafica Verona
Italian