Valentin Bianchi

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Flee for Her
Location: Liege, Belgium
Nationality: Belgian
Biography: Valentin Bianchi is a Freelance Photojournalist based in Liege, Belgium. Not far from the borders with Germany, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and France. He started his career as a Freelance Photographer in 2009. His journalistic work focuses on... read on
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Flee for Her
Credits: valentin bianchi
Date of Work: 03/01/14 - Ongoing
Updated: 01/20/20
Location: Liège
Whether they are already mothers or not, whether they are from Guinea, Somalia or Djibouti, these women have one thing in common, they fled pain. The pain for her but mostly for their daughter. These women are all victims of female genital mutilation, often called female circumcision.
Most of them are awaiting case and applied for asylum in Belgium. Some have passed this stage and trying to rebuild a life.
This reportage, which is still in progress, reflects their time in asylum seekers' centres, but not only. The idea is also to follow one of them in her new life, after having received a positive status from the Aliens Office. To follow her in her intimacy, in her daily life.
The last part will consist of a follow-up of the interventions and medical follow-up provided by Doctor Martin Caillet at the Cemavie Centre of Saint-Pierre Hospital in Brussels. This doctor is in charge of the surgical reconstruction that allows these women victims of so much violence to finally start a new life, this time with full control of their senses.
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Back to the cinema, phase four of deconfinement

By Valentin Bianchi / Liège, Belgium — Liège, Belgium. July 1st, 2020. Belgium begins the fourth phase of the deconfinement process that..
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Kayaking in times of Covid19 pandemic

By Valentin Bianchi / Angleur, Belgique — The announcement of the National Security Council has surprised everyone, the Kayak will be able to resume..
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Croque la mort

By Valentin Bianchi / Liège, Belgium — A few months after China and several weeks after other hard-hit countries such as Italy, Belgium has to deal..
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Rush to Sweden

By Valentin Bianchi / Hognoul — Following the spread of the Covid19 Coronavirus in Belgium and in order to fight effectively against it,..
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Mont Legia, a transfer under Covid19 pandemic

By Valentin Bianchi / Liège — Liege, Belgium. March 20th, 2020. While the country is being hit hard by the Covid19 Coronavirus pandemic,..
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Tokyo, a step into the future

By Valentin Bianchi / Ginza — Japan is often perceived as a country where technology is omnipresent. For a long time now, technological..
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Setsubun Festival at Zojoji Temple in Tokyo

By Valentin Bianchi / Tokyo — Tokyo, Japan. February 3, 2020. Every year this festival, celebrated by thousands of Japanese people, aims..
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Humanity is not pity

By Valentin Bianchi / Liège, Belgium — Since the dismantling of the Calais Jungle on February 29th, 2016, no European plan has been created to..
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Inside The Red Zone

By Valentin Bianchi / Bra-sur-Lienne — February 3rd, 2011. Team of the Heliported Medical Center (CMH) from Bra-Sur-Lienne is called for an..
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Human chain in Brussels

By Valentin Bianchi / Brussels — Citizen action at the initiative of the "Citizen Refugee Support Platform" managed to channel more than..
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Anti-Islam Protest in Rotterdam, Netherlands

By Valentin Bianchi / Rotterdam, Netherlands — On January 20th, 2018, at the initiative of Geert Wilders, member of the extremist party PVV, an anti-Islam..
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The Hope to Exist

By Valentin Bianchi / Gaza — A few weeks after the last bombardments on Gaza, life trying to recover. The destroyed buildings are almost..
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The Final Step

By Valentin Bianchi / Grande Synthe — 2015 was undoubtedly the most difficult year in Europe’s on-going migration crisis. The latest estimations..
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Stars & Rain

By Valentin Bianchi / Beijing — In April 2010, when I start my story about Victoire, a young autistic woman living in Belgium, questions..
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Victoire, shared moments with a wonderful person

By Valentin Bianchi — Victoire is a 30 year-old young woman, living in Belgium. Raised in an artistic environment, her parents..
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