Bronze / 2018 / Portraiture / Self-Portrait

Mater

  • Prize
    Bronze in Portraiture/Self-Portrait
  • Photographer
    Teresa Carnuccio

Mater (self portrait) is a meditation on the role of a woman when she becomes a mother. A status that can be all-consuming, while elevating her to a goddess that brings life to the world.The photo is inspired by the archetype of the fertility goddess, as depicted by the ancient Venus Figurines of the European Paleolithic period.

I am an Italian fine-art photographer with an education in fashion and still-life photography. I started to take pictures, mainly self-portraits, and manipulate them in post production as a way of investigating reality, looking at myself from the outside. Photography has been and still is a form of therapy to me. I strive to infuse as much meaning and emotion possible in every image keeping it minimal in terms of colors and subject.