/ 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.

Awards 1st Prize in PRO Self Portrait category at the International Photography Awards™ 2014 1st Prize in PRO Self Portrait category at the Moscow International Photography Awards 2014 2 Honorable Mentions at the International Photography Awards™ 2016 Honorable Mention at the ND Photography Awards 2016 and 2014 1st Prize in Creative - Experimental category - 8th Session Emirates Photography Competition