Do Dolls is a photographic project that was created in November 2016, in Livorno (Italy).
The collection involves dolls, more specifically Barbie, a hand-in-hand symbol that passed down through generations. A controversial icon, considered by girls from all over the world to be a model to emulate. One of the biggest criticisms is that the Barbie promotes a irrealistic idea of body image, which has led many girls to imitate it, falling many times in anorexia. However, my project does not intend to dwell on these premises, but intends to show how in 2017 people are subjugated and exploited as their puppets. There are so many reports of social denunciation, in which the warning of the capitalist enslavement spreads among these metaphors of our (not) daily life: from foreign politics to the internal one of every nation, from the realities we struggle to fight to those we should protect.
We are not dolls but we behave like those. We are not inanimate, but we all act like puppets waiting for the puppeteer, ready to guide and to put us in position, just as the photographer does with their subjects.