Bronze / 2019 / Portraiture / Other

Don't call me stranger

  • Prize
    Bronze in Portraiture/Other
  • Photographer
    Michela Chimenti

The ongoing project Don't call me stranger started 2 years ago in order to fight my fear to stop people and ask them for a picture. Now, it's part of my everyday life. In Nepal, I decided it was time to push me over. I wrote on an expats forum if someone wish to have a professional portrait. I received lots of replies. It's a naive excuse to force myself to be more confident with people; We share trust and intimacy, fears and, at the same time, I can see lines of them nobody saw before, just because I'm a stranger for them too. With a stranger is easier: no judgment, no engagement, no feedback