Honorable Mention / 2021 / Special / Smartphone Photography

Is there beauty in fading?

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    Julia Lazumirska
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I shot this series when I was in a state of burnout. I really lacked energy and it seemed that all the bright colors of life were over. Walks in the winter forest gave me strength and put my thoughts in order. At one point, there was calmness and acceptance. And I began to see beauty even in fading.

Julia Lazumirska (b. 1981, Ukraine) is a lens-based artist living and working in Kyiv. She studied fine-art photography at Kyiv Photography School. In this year, she was selected one of the FRESH EYES TALENT 2021 among the best European talents. Her practice is focused on non-judgmental observation of own inner world and interpretation this experience through flowers, found images in nature, gestures and body of people. Her work appear at the intersection of reality and emotional sensations. The main themes author explores are self-determination and acceptance of life.

Awards 2020 - Kyiv Photography School Award, Honorable Mention
2020 - Tokyo International Foto Awards (TIFA), Honorable Mention
2021 – Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA), Honorable Mention