Invidere

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Invidere “Invidere" is a word that comes from the Latin and means to look with bad eyes. In Italy there are places where black magic is still deeply rooted in folk custom. “Malocchio”, or evil eye, is the most extreme expression of this tradition and its heart takes place in some regions of Southern Italy. During this project, I photographed the last remaining old women who know these ritual. They are the keeper of ancient magical-religious practices that have been handed down through their families over the centuries, from grandmother to granddaughter, but only in preordained days, Christmas night and Easter night. The formulas they use blend prayers from the Christian tradition with ancient traditional rituals, mixing sacred things with profane ones.
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