Honorable Mention / 2021 / Fine Art / People
Dasha Pears Photography
There’s a fashion in everything. Even in ideas being spread. We can catch some like viruses and be absolutely sure that we now found the truth. The project is exploring how beautiful ideas like human connection, self-love, visualization of dreams to make them come true, positive thinking, caring for the planet, or finding peace get twisted in the minds of those who catch them like a virus without going too deep into understanding what’s really behind. It's an attempt to speculate on what happens when an idea is downgraded to a fashionable trend and becomes another trait of the mass culture.
Bio: Dasha Pears is an award-winning conceptual and fine art Russian photographer, currently based in Helsinki, Finland. In her works she creates a parrales reality, by telling surreal stories that could have happened to her real subjects. The stories come from Dasha’s own thoughts, observations and experiences and call to emotions that are hidden deeply in people’s minds.
Dasha’s works aim at letting people see the beauty that lies beyond the ordinary and often sleeps away from their eyes. Dasha was recently named one the the winners of the Best of Russia’15. Her conceptual works are used worldwide by ArcAngel, Trevillion and other companies. Some of them can be seen on covers of books published in the US, Europe and South America.
Awards Best of Russia'15