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Mariona Vilarós Capella
For some reason, for the entire time I’ve been holding a camera, my eye has been always drawn to beauty. The beauty I find in a certain thing or landscape, in a fleeting moment or in a person... As if these were the things that were worth capturing from this journey, the things I wish to embrace and remember.
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Mariona Vilarós Capella
Marina
This year, I have focused my photography on my friends. People who have made an impact on my life, who have encouraged me, and inspire me every day.
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Marina
María Vaquero
Vivo enamorada de la técnica del collage, ya que es una disciplina que me permite disfrutar muchísimo del proceso, además de darme un millón de posibilidades y opciones por explorar. ​Me encanta lo manual, añadir algún bordado, flores, grapas, experimentar... En el día a día, uso las técnicas digitales para seguir practicando, enfocando mi trabajo a la técnica de collage digital unido a la ilustración. Disfruto mucho de los procesos, y siempre estoy deseando empezar proyectos nuevos.
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María Vaquero
María José Alós
Para esta serie realicé una curaduría especial de mi archivo digital de fotografía de naturaleza, que he producido por más de diez años en diferentes viajes por algunos países, y decidí jugar a emparentar a las imágenes 1 y 2 a través del color, y a la imagen 3 a partir de la temática árboles y sus texturas comunes pero diferentes. Sabiendo que en los momentos de crisis a todos nos viene bien mirar profundamente a la naturaleza y recordar respirar, para reprender a convocar sensaciones de armonía, equilibrio, calma, estabilidad, resiliencia, fuerza y esperanza.
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María José Alós
Maria Giesbrecht
This piece is a gentle reminder to myself that we live between lines. There are moments where an explanation takes away from the rawness of the circumstance. Moments where no explanation is needed.
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Maria Giesbrecht
Marcos Levy
The name of the photo is called Materialized Idea It was taken at The CITY OF ART AN SCIENCE (Valencia, Spain) Architecture is the art that can show us the transformation that can be achieved from a great idea. if the person is constant and ambitious enough, it then turns into something tangible. It is curious to think that something so small fits in our brains. An idea can evolve into elements so large that sometimes we ourselves do not believe it is possible. Such as when we see giant buildings and intricate structures.
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Marcos Levy
Marcin Olesinski
I am fascinated by all sorts of light, e.g. a lamp, the sun or a reflection on a piece of metal. Light is not a tool for me to achieve the right atmosphere in the photo. It is the object in the centre of all my works, which is quite different to what many photographers have done so far. I find light fascinating because it constantly changes its form and the intensity of its colour. We usually think it is the same object as others; however it is not, simply because we cannot grip and grasp it with our hands. That's why catching light with my camera is exciting for me. The form of my expression is inspired by my near-sightedness - disability to see good from the distance (Lat.: myopia). The result of my work are intriguing and abstract images which may look like a graphic work or a painting, but are real photos made with a photo camera. My work represents how I experience light without my glasses on, a completely new experience to the majority. I eagerly want to share my work with the world because I would like to show to the rest of the population how we (people with near-sightedness) can see the world without glasses on. Moreover I want to give more self-confidence to all my near-sighted fellows. We very often have complexes, especially children and teenagers. We believe that our eyes are not good enough, that we can see worse than other people, but what we can experience without our glasses on is actually very special. I want all near-sighted people to turn this weakness into their strength. Last but not least: From my "disability" I want to approach and nurture photography in a different way, namely to focus on light as the object in the centre of the lens’ attention, to conjure up non-realistic images involving not obvious compositions.
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Marcin Olesinski
Maisie Cu
My work deals with the complexity in boredom and suffering of everyday life. It is the sudden pouring of existential dread with a strong agency to seek for meaning. It is the exploration of the banality that manifests itself through human nature. I live with my roommate Anita Lasek- who's also an artist- this happens to be my source of inspiration as seeing her navigating and reclaiming herself amidst the struggle of quotidian living through personal responsibility. Modeling: Anita Lasek
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Maisie Cu
Lourdes Zavala, Aka LoZaMa
Lines and dots remind me of the connection we all have as human beings. Lines can represent thoughts, or emotions. We each, as individual, have our own but in the end we all share the same feelings. It's more of a reminder that everything and everyone, we are all connected.
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Lourdes Zavala, Aka LoZaMa
Lisa
I love the contrast between the wild uncontrolled nature and the structural human made architecture. On one hand architecture which stood in places for centuries once build by a lot of people and on the other hand mountains, forests and the ocean once formed from earths movements.
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Lisa
Lenka Della-Porta
I’m a London based artist specializing in both hand drawn and digital illustration. My work takes prominent influence from childhood nostalgias lived in Japan through the attention in colour and motifs, and is reminiscent of traditional and contemporary Japanese culture. This exploration is visually channelled through fragmented memories and my sentiment for Japanese cuisine, nature and old films I grew up watching. The characters I create primarily focus on the female form, and playfully embrace the bold yet ethereal side of femininity in a casually surreal way. My illustrations allow me to explore and navigate my identity as a woman of mixed Japanese heritage living in the UK.
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Lenka Della-Porta
leetal bechor
My work is authentic, what you see in the street is what you see in my photos.
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leetal bechor
Leetal Bechor
Visiting London and getting to experience the London Eye was amazing. I enjoyed every minute of it, from seeing the Westminster Bridge traffic to Big Ben to all of Westminster! The London Eye might be a tourist trap but it’s worth visiting at least once in your life.
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Leetal Bechor
Leetal Bechor
As a native New Yorker, I love walking around Manhattan. Bethesda Terrace in Central Park has to be one of my favorite locations because of its beautiful tiles and it’s energy. You never know what’s going to happen when you visit. It’s such a special unique place to gather to enjoy music, people, canoeing, you almost feel like your in a different world for a little bit when visiting.
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Leetal Bechor
Khalil Ishmael
It doesn't matter where you are, the moon will follow you. Even when you don't see it, it's there. There are few consistencies in this life, so be sure to appreciate the ones that we have.
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Khalil Ishmael
KD Le
Moments of solitude. Some street photos capturing peaceful moments in the city.
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KD Le
Karina Flores
Tokyo Japan
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Karina Flores
Karina Flores
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Karina Flores
Karina Flores
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Karina Flores
Karina Flores
Cozumel México
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Karina Flores
Karina Flores
This photos were taken in Kintamani Bali
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Karina Flores
KarenBe
The advertising industry demands more poesía. Poemads is a serie of classified ads for common use articles that with satire criticizes the adverting industry responsable of keeping stereotypes, climate change and pollution. Is the moment to demand the industry to be more active, reactive and aware on todays world situations.
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KarenBe
Kamila Adas
Modern version of Little Prince. Small boy and ubiquitous sky. Boy is not yet aware of the complexity of life thus seeing the sky in a very peaceful and calming way.
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Kamila Adas
Kamila Adas
I am passionate about expressing human nature and emotions in a metaphorical way. This piece of art represents variety of emotions an individual may be experiencing while going through some tough experience. On one hand it feels overwhelming and they can’t take it any more. On the other hand “nothing is stronger than a small hope that doesn’t give up” (“The Comfort Book”, Matt Haig). And this is the beauty of the human nature.
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Kamila Adas
Josué Tronco
Las cosas más importantes de la vida, pasan en silencio, sin reflectores, sin exposición, sin ser grabadas o contadas, bajo la estela de lo anónimo y lo desconocido, ahí es donde pertenecen y donde deben estar, sin vicios ni alteraciones, observándolas a la distancia y sin vacilar.
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Josué Tronco
Joseph Rafferty
Joseph Rafferty Visual Artist Hometown San Francisco, California JosephRafferty.art @joseph_rafferty 1 + (919) 426-3477 jrafferty21@students.icp.edu MOMENT by MOMENT (self portraits). 2021. Standing at the intersection of crescendo and incremental change. Infected with the virus I altered my life to avoid. My foulness is nauseating: regret, shame, isolation. My body becomes a hermitage - small, remote, distant. Agonizing walk becomes a spiritual journey. I begin to follow where my mind went. MOMENT by MOMENT explores the importance of painful experiences in the transformation of one's life for realization of growth. Extreme exhaustion, chronic pain and discomfort have a way of slowing things down. The body becomes an ashram, sitting with one's perceptions, forcing only the breath and noticing subtle happenings of the world.
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Joseph Rafferty
Joey Deruy
The space between landscape, and human interaction. The dystopian gulf cart turns into part of the landscape vegetation. The waiting of 2020
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Joey Deruy
Jerome Chapuis
Iceland is a land of contrasts. Contrasts between fire and ice, warm colors and cold colors, the calm of sunny days and extreme storms, peaceful landscapes and steep reliefs, the kindness of the inhabitants and their discretion, warm waters and cold winds, the green of the mosses and the black of the volcanic rocks ... And everything pushes us to become measured, welcoming these contrasts and to feel very much alive in the middle of this environment.
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Jerome Chapuis
Jemma Ridley
Taken on my first trip home to see my parents since the pandemic began. After so long not leaving London, I wanted to be in a place of peace and quiet whilst I photographed the sunset across the gravestones. I have always found this graveyard eerily beautiful. These pictures represent the glimmers of powerful, healing light that have shone through some dark times.
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Jemma Ridley
Jakub Pasierkiewicz
The variation of the flora's shapes, which appeared in front of my camera, became an inspiration to explore human relationships and identity. By creating this diptych, which is the combination of positive and negative of the same capture, I wanted to emphasize potential opposite elements of the same subject. For me, it also symbolizes the duality of human character with its complex nature which constitutes our psychological portrait which is woven from different experiences and emotions such as depression, anxiety, happiness, joy, or calm. I also observed another aspect of this composition. I realized that it displays the connection between the currently existing world and something new, which can appear in the future and constitute the outcome of our deconstructive activity on our planet.
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Jakub Pasierkiewicz
Jacobien de Korte
The Force series shows the interaction between human and nature. What role do they play and how do they relate to each other. I wanted to depict these questions in my photos. With an open end. I find it interesting to let the viewer ask themselves questions by looking at my photos. Then a conversation can arise. This will bring connection, ideas, amazement, wonder and motivation with a view to future developments.
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Jacobien de Korte
Ivonne Martínez
Un día me abandoné, un día pudo llorar, un día sanamos y un día huí. La propuesta El mundo de los que huyen está conformada por 3 fotografías y una pieza de video. Las experiencias personales, corporales y visuales que fotografío son detonantes para intervenir las imágenes. Intervenir fotografías es para mí una condición constante para visibilizar necesidades emocionales y físicas que se esconden en mi familia. En las fotografías que presento figura el deseo de amar(me), vivir(me) e inventar(me) en un mundo en el que no se me culpe por escapar o pensar en mí. Esta propuesta forma parte de una constante búsqueda acerca de lo que significan las relaciones amorosas, realizo intervenciones físicas y digitales con hilo, texto y dibujo para simbolizar y liberar aquellos miedos que han sido instaurados en un (mi) cuerpo.
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Ivonne Martínez
Ioana
Written a month into the first lockdown. Read it a few times but never changed a single word. It is as raw as it can be.
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Ioana
Hannah Fray
My work encompasses the transcendental elements of anonymity in a city, focussing on the forgotten areas where urban decay and nature start to collide in a symbiotic manner. Through exploring these forgotten landscapes, I started to amalgamate architectural structures and bio diversity, creating anonymous hybrid landscapes.
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Hannah Fray
Gloria Miles
This is a fictional story based on the very real experiences of dementia patients and the people who care for them.
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Gloria Miles
Gabriel Niedojadlo
Taken while walking the West Highland Way in spring of this year. These three scenes remind us about the delicacy of our environment and the importance of preserving the life we have around us, so that future generations can find peace in the beauty of nature.
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Gabriel Niedojadlo
G.V.Blue
To tell a story of imagination... using elements from multiple different images i had taken, combining that with the addition of lighting enhancements (in post production) , i wanted to create a vision of a scene that i would often hear about in fairytales. Presenting nature in a mystical way.
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G.V.Blue
Feride Yalav Heckeroth

The glorious end of a glorious cycle. Animate and inanimate.

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Feride Yalav Heckeroth
Faith Winston
Within my work, it consist of feminity and inclusiveness. I want women to embrace themselves and be the women that they truly are.
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Faith Winston
Esmeralda
It is a work based on imagination,words based on first feelings
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Esmeralda
Erick Costa Kohl
My artwork is about give new meanings for something was lost, I lost the photos from my childhood, and now I do something to give a new life for this photos, maybe someone can do the same for my pictures.
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Erick Costa Kohl
Emme Robinson
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Emme Robinson
Ellen Harper

At what point does our soul become immortalised?

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Ellen Harper
ELIZABETH CASASOLA

Una maleta para el fin del mundo

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ELIZABETH CASASOLA
Diana Zuican
Motherhood
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Diana Zuican
Davy D
I lived and worked as a police officer in London for over thirty years. At work, I saw the dark underbelly of the capital. Away from work, I, like other people visiting and living there, enjoyed all London had to offer. There was always a stark contrast, a push and pull. When I left the city, the city never left me and she is always dragging me back in my writing. This poem does not contain any full stops, in an attempt to highlight the fast pace of life experienced. Hopefully, the punctuation creates a hint of disorientation. Sometimes a city is like a piece of poetry. You live the experience and it leaves you breathless. Sometimes you just have to sit back and let both flow over you.
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Davy D
Daniel Martínez
Una última calada a un cigarrillo , su tiempo se desvaneció, su mirada al horizonte era una señal de que su alma ya no estaba
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Daniel Martínez
Damaris Athene
This series of photos examines the boundary of the digital and physical by activating sculptural paintings with the female body. An exploration of how digital technology is altering the world around us and affecting how we interact with each other and our own bodies.
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Damaris Athene
Colton Giles
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Colton Giles
Claudia
Born during the pandemic, All That Glitters Is Not Gold , is an ongoing project that uses photography as a coping strategy in this anxious age, where visual information overload creates an unstable and insecure perspective of reality Being forced to meet others into virtual rooms my intent is to bring humans in front of the camera to express the kind of feeling we are experiencing, creating a reflection of the invisible internal self
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Claudia
Carlos Espejel
A group of Romans practice Kendo at Isola Tiberina
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Carlos Espejel
Calvin Henderson
Golden cityscape of Manhattan
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Calvin Henderson
Calvin Henderson
The following series of images feature a contrast between our human nature amongst a vast body of water.
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Calvin Henderson
Björn Nilsson
"Samtal misslyckades"(Communication breakdown) part of a bigger ongoing project about the emotional journey with couples living over a long period of time. How gender roles change, dreams get reduced, sexuality and power structures
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Björn Nilsson
Binarie Balasuriya
This image is from a shoot I completed under the theme of Climate Change. It’s inspired by Theo Triantafyllidis’ play “Anti-Gone”, which is set in a post climate change world, where environmental catastrophe and natural disasters have become the norm and society has fallen apart. It follows the two protagonists as they navigate this dystopian world. I was intrigued by this post-apocalyptic atmosphere, which I recreated during this shoot. A further influence for this, was the work of Tim Walker, whose abstract photography fascinated me. I drew inspiration from the impactful nature of Walker’s compositions, as I wanted the message of climate change to resonate closely with the viewer. With this image in particular, they are confronted with a garden of human limbs amongst a failing natural life. In relation to the theme of climate change, the combination of these two opposing forces together, suggests mankind is at fault for this imminent dystopia.
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Binarie Balasuriya
Binarie Balasuriya
Watching, 2021 This shot was inspired by the cover art of the 2008 edition of George Orwell’s novel, 1984. The cover displayed a single eye staring out towards the reader, representing the character Big Brother and often associated with the phrase, “Big Brother is Watching You”, referring to the government’s eerily close surveillance of the public. This concept both disturbed yet intrigued me and I wanted to recreate the same unsettling feeling myself. I found myself fascinated by the imagery of the eye on the cover of the novel and I enjoyed recreating it through the medium of photography.
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Binarie Balasuriya
Bianca Andreea
I took this picture in Bucharest, a city that for me means freedom and this picture illustrates this feeling. By the fact that this photo is moved, the feeling of freedom is even better observed and I think people have seen that.
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Bianca Andreea
Baroque Anarchist
My project "Blindness" is devoted to the problem of the extinction of rare species in recent years. I created paintings depicting the skulls of these animals. In addition, I also made sketches of the same animals on transparent sheets of Plexiglas. When viewed at a certain angle with one eye closed, the images of the living animals and their skull align according to the rules of perspective. Closing one eye is a symbol of the effort we must make to conserve biodiversity. We need to escape our comfort zone and sacrifice something of ourselves for nature. In addition, this act of viewing is a symbol of our blindness, when, unfortunately, people often do not want to see the problems of the world.
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Baroque Anarchist
Baroque anarchist
The series '' Post-pandemic society'' was done because of the external circumstances which forced me as an artist to start reflecting on the themes close to me in my work as immortality, genesis, Memento Mori genre. It was important for me to comprehend how I react to a difficult time of a pandemic because I always struggle to express my emotions in words, and therefore I expressed them in my usual language of Visual art. I have lost a friend of mine during the pandemic. So, to express my feelings I wrote the words like a ''post-pandemic society'', ''fear'', ''pain'', ''The world will never be the same'' hidden in the layers of painting, by analogy with me and did really felt relief when I exposed my feelings on canvas. Also, in her memory, by analogy with the Asian tradition of tying ribbons to trees in memory of the dead, I mounted bloody ribbons to my painting in memory of all those who died in this pandemic. In my painting, I clearly follow the stages of a painting by the Renaissance masters such as a compositional sketch, grisaille, and only then multiple glazed layers. With this technique, I emphasize the connection between modernity and the Renaissance. .At the same time, I am planning to put the black plexiglass piece on the floor to do a reflection as a symbol of the second world, after death. I am planning to do a performance in this installation to represent the bounds of an artist and her art.
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Baroque anarchist
away I flew
I'm the empty shell in the sky you'll never escape. I'll suckle on your light till it run dry. Forever aflame in your heart of dejected seas. I am a parasite. I am the void. A photograph depicting what my depression is to me. It dries out the land, absorbing any life leaving nothing but barren earth. It will never be satisfied, cause it is always empty. It will forever take parts of my soul. I have chromesthesia. I'm able to listen to music and see color. I include this color within my body of work. The color inspiration for this piece was inspired by the musician, Grimes.
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away I flew
Artbyhellström
Mostly colorful but always analog created collages, inspiration took by life, muse are eyes, surreal, different, passionate, from found make own new, orgasmn for the eyes.
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Artbyhellström
Antohi Bianca
These pictures I took in Cluj, Romania on a trip with friends and for me it signifies the freedom to express yourself and to enjoy all that is around you. I like these pictures because I can feel the vibe of the city being a crowded one but at the same time very interesting.
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Antohi Bianca
Anniek Beije
biography Anniek Beije (1988) is a visual artist and instant self-portrait photographer based in Groningen, The Netherlands. She mainly works with different types of instant cameras where she documents her own life with Tourette syndrome and chronic depression. Her journey is of a personal nature and in her work she explores topics such as personal feelings, anxiety, pain, tics and psychological problems. statement “inside my head” This series of self-portraits are about living with Gilles de la Tourette syndrome and chronic depression, in which Anniek expresses herself through self-portraits and transforms her personal feelings, anxiety, pain, tics and thoughts into visuals. It's important to create more awareness for mental health problems and the goal is therefore to break through the taboo that is still surrounding this topic and to show that so much more is going on in someone’s head than we initially see on the outside. It is a part of you that may not be immediately visible or noticeable to other people, but it can have a major impact on your life. “At a young age I began to suffer from complaints that led to being diagnosed with Gilles de la Tourette syndrome and on top of that I was diagnosed with chronic depression. I suffer from tics. A tic is an involuntary, rapid, uncontrolled and stereotypical movement or vocal expression. For me, that means at this point that I have a number of different types of tics. Additional symptoms of Tourette syndrome can be obsessions and compulsive (ritual) actions, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior. I feel a certain pressure in a number of places in my body. I have to make that particular move and if I don't want to do it it takes a lot of energy to hold it in. I have tics in my face, neck, stomach, arms, legs and feet. So almost everywhere. And it takes all my energy to suppress all of this every day. I suppress it because I don’t want to let go of control. My depression generally comes in periods where I slowly sink into my feelings and when I prefer to withdraw from everything and everyone. Horrible feelings come across my mind and I don’t know where they come from. All I want then is to make myself magically disappear. For now, that means wrapping myself tightly in a duvet and not being able to get out of it for the time being. It also means crying myself completely empty. Until I can't anymore. The waiting begins until I notice very slowly that I start to calm down a bit. I sleep a lot. I sleep for a long time and I wait for it to go away. These visuals are not typically beautiful images, but they do give a raw image of what I experience.”
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Anniek Beije
Anne Verrassel
My most recent project, "Greying roots" (2021) goes beyond a mere intimate portrait of my mother. It turned into an emotional journey in search of the person with whom I share a lifelong relationship. Loving and complex at the same time. From behind my lens, as if in a mirror, I watched her, and therefore myself. Using soft northern light, my eyes have caressed her hands and wrinkles while being moved by her ageing body.
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Anne Verrassel
Annabel V
The mundane experiences. Something as simple as taking a moment to read and learn. The peaceful moment of a man in a London art gallery. I took this image while visiting an art gallery in London. The scene of the man, on his own, reading a board that often gets overlooked I felt was a moment I really wanted to capture since it shows the simple moments in life can have beauty too.
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Annabel V
Anna Grace Burch
I walked around one afternoon taking pictures of a neighborhood in my city that is experiencing gentrification. The local community was very diverse, home to people of all races and incomes, but I could see the older, poorer areas being renovated and repurposed into newer, unaffordable houses and shops. It made me have mixed feelings towards the city - it’s great to have attractive new areas for living and shopping, but sad to see the less fortunate members of society being pushed out. Those deemed “less desirable” were being uprooted and having their lives changed to make room for those with more wealth. Most of the local neighborhoods dealing with this issue have high concentrations of people of Color, while the new residents tend to be predominantly White. “Origami Project: Gentrification”, helps show the problems in our society that come with gentrification, while highlighting the “positive” impact that can come as a result. It may not change the world, but it can help make people aware of how many communities, largely those of poorer Africa Americans, are affected by renovations and rising prices on their streets. I upcycled and repurposed old receipt paper by making origami hexagons. I also used the photos I took from walking around and printed them off onto thermal paper. I then used 70% isopropyl alcohol and heat from a candle to manipulate the images and receipts to give them the appearance of being old, used, and undesirable. Meanwhile, the untouched white hexagons are to be viewed as pure, new, and desirable. To represent the newly constructed and renovated properties in these neighborhoods. They are hung white at the top and black at the bottom to show the hierarchy of society. Some hexagons outside of the condensed area represent outsiders, loners, and those who aren’t bothered by what's going on but are all still building blocks in the cycle. The origami pieces are hexagonal to mimic the structure of a beehive. In a colony of bees, each bee works with the others to provide protection and stability to the community. If a worker is seen as unhelpful or undesirable, they are kicked out of the colony and left to fend for themselves. In the same way, once people aren’t viewed as useful for their larger communities, they’re moved out and replaced. Whether the result of this gentrification is positive or negative is left up to the viewer.
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Anna Grace Burch
Anna Georgina
Little conversations - Taken on a 35mm film camera, with this image i wanted to capture the everyday city life of London, focusing on intimate moments and the scenery around them.
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Anna Georgina
Angela Zheng
The city of Hamilton has experienced a lot of change, with the closing of several manufacturing plants during the past two decades. My work focuses on highlighting abandoned or decaying buildings, emphasizing the economic transformations taking place, and what has been left behind.
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Angela Zheng
Alwin Zacharias
Game of Kings - Walking through the streets of Stuttgart with my 50mm lens, I saw this man in a comfy chair, two chessboards in front of him, challenging strangers to a game. I love how the two men playing are so very different & yet still the same.
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Alwin Zacharias
Alexandra
My vision for both of these pieces was to tackle mental health and shine a light on my own experiences. Constantly feeling the pressure of trapped air, bubble wrap was a way for me to represent the feelings of my burning lungs, contracting and expanding as the feeling of rough sandpaper riddles my chest. Anxiety is something that I am going to live with my whole life, and the series "Asphyxiation" is my way of sharing my journey with the world. "Imposter" is my way of tackling the feeling of being broken into a million pieces by the expectations of society. I have this constant urge to be my authentic self, but often feel myself being held back by my own internal biases and stereotypes, feeling as though I am an imposter in this world, faking my way through life.
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Alexandra
Alex Micu
These are moments captured in London and beyond of life passing by. I try to imprison these mundane passing instances around me in my work.
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Alex Micu
Adolph Bastendorff
I attempt to speak in a universal language in order to reach as many people from around the world as possible. Everyday people as is Acrylic on panel 24x24in
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Adolph Bastendorff
Zuka Kotrikadze
SYNCHRONICITY
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Zuka Kotrikadze
Zuka Kotrikadze
SECRETS
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Zuka Kotrikadze
Zuka Kotrikadze
LOVE TALE
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Zuka Kotrikadze