Honorable Mention / 2021 / Fine Art / Abstract

White shadows

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    Julia Lazumirska
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The imprint of the soul of each of us is unique: it is our greatest strength and our most terrible shadow.
In order to free yourself from fear and pain, you can take a trip deep into yourself and do not forget to grab a flashlight. Once in the darkest places, shine properly on your shadows. They may seem strange, funny, stupid, but they will turn from black to white and become less frightening.
I shot this series with the very first fragile flowers that appeared in the forest after a cold winter. Old paper resembles old wounds, and extraordinary forms and composition are our illusion of fear.

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