/ 2016 / Portraiture / Other_P

Inner Demon In The Flesh

  • Prize
    Bronze in Portraiture/Other
  • Photographer
    Yana Vasilyeva
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They drive us to despair, slowly and with pleasure inject their poison
and thrust their claws, causing fears, melancholy, apathy, cruel and
hurting thoughts, self-flagellation and enormous sense of guilt with
insecurities, doubts, emotional vulnerabilities. Behind a mask of a
smile, burning, squeezing feeling of a helmet on your head, sucking
emptiness in the soul, thoughts bringing dreadful pain. Demons
destroy us by our own hands, through our desires and thoughts, words
and acts, they are an integral part of us as well as we are part of
them. The work shows a person with an inner demon that is
decomposing in the darkness, till there is no skin to one with open
flesh on the surface and only a shivering flower of hope keeps the
head floating.

Born in Krasnodar in 1986. Art photographer also works with land art and installation. In 2009 in her native city, she graduated from the Kuban State University with a Master of Arts in international relations and diplomacy. Vasilyeva is a participant of festivals and exhibitions, including Berlin Foto Biennale, Germany; Festival d'Art Contemporari and Barcelona Foto Biennale, Spain; Head On Photo Festival, Australia, as well as the Young Photographers of Russia and others.

Awards Recipient and finalist of numerous contests, including International Photography Awards, USA; Prix de la Photographie, Paris, France; Fine Art Photography Awards and the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers, UK; GoSee Awards, Germany.