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A photo from the series “Monia” by Giovanni Cocco


A photo from the series “Monia” by Giovanni Cocco


Giovanni Cocco’s photo series “Monia” made the photographer view his sister in a new light.

Photographing Monia “made me understand that disability is an ambiguous concept. I thought I knew my sister, but this was not true,” Cocco said. “The more I spent time with my sister, the more I felt that being disabled means living in a different world than ours — and not a worse one. I finally understood that Monia is a happy and peaceful woman.”

Read more about the project and view selected photos from “Monia” here.