/ 2020 / Portraiture / Children

Children as an object of manipulation

  • Prize
    Bronze in Portraiture/Children
  • Photographer
    Svetlana Melik-Nubarova

The manipulation of the mass consciousness is especially scary when children with their fragile psyche, shapeless views and beliefs become the object of manipulation. A child (teenager) is constantly faced with manipulations - the media skillfully form false life values, taste preferences, fashion for certain professions and a person's lifestyle in a child; The constant search and creation of the image of the enemy increases the level of anxiety and fear and creates the need for protection with the help of aggression. And the stronger the fear, the higher the level of aggression.

Svetlana is a fine art photographer from Kazakhstan. She uses style of an old portrait painting to create images that are thematically focused on identity, relationships, emotions and dreams. Her immaculate technique creates beautiful evocations of universal emotions of beauty, femininity and fragility. She expertly visualizes atmospheric dreams, utilizing the uncanny and clever metaphor, while unlocking what it means to think, feel, dream and express in the modern world. Svetlana has exhibited internationally with collective exhibitions in Europe and the USA. She has also exhibited at Paris.

Awards Trienberg (Linz, Austria) - a gold medal in 2016
Cliftons Art Prize 2017 Finalists
2017 Tokyo International Foto Awards winner (Bronze)
2018 Paris Photo Prize (Gold)
2018 Siena International Photo Awords(Honourable Mention)