SANCTIONED, a striking black and white photograph that transcends its visual boundaries to evoke deep emotions and provoke contemplation. This powerful artwork captures the essence of love, resilience, and the unyielding spirit of the human connection in the face of adversity.

The photograph portrays two gay fathers, their faces etched with determination, as they cling to one another amidst grasping hands, symbolic of governmental and societal pressures and prejudices that seek to tear them apart. In the midst of this turmoil, their two children stand, innocent yet aware, bearing witness to the struggle that surrounds them. Their unwavering gaze challenges us, urging us to acknowledge the complexities of human relationships and the strength it takes to preserve love in the face of adversity.

SANCTIONED is not merely an image; it's a mirror reflecting the courage of those who fight for their love and identity despite societal sanctions. It invites viewers to confront their beliefs and biases, compelling them to empathize with the challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community. This artwork stands as a beacon of hope, reminding us of the power of love to endure, the strength of family bonds, and the necessity of acceptance in our diverse world.

Exploring the artwork SANCTIONED: A Journey of Love

This video takes you behind the scenes of the groundbreaking photoshoot, to the vibrant streets of Turin, and inside the Alina Art Foundation's exhibition at Paratissima. Witness how 'SANCTIONED' is not just a photograph, but a story of resilience, love, and the human spirit. We showcase visitors' raw reactions, their interaction with the artwork, and how SANCTIONED transcends mere visual appeal, becoming a mirror to our collective consciousness. Watch how two gay fathers, amidst a sea of societal and governmental pressures, stand strong, their children embodying innocence and courage.