/ 2022 / Fine Art / Other

I'm not here

  • Prize
    Silver in Fine Art/Other
  • Photographer
    Lise Johansson
  • Studio
    Lise Johansson
  • Website
    http://lisejohansson.com
  • Instagram
    lise_johansson

I’m not here is a series of self-portraits photographed in an abandoned hospital. The series is a reflection on mental illness and about identity in a state of transition.

Being in a void between the old and the new, this rite of passage is a vulnerable place. The surroundings can become fluid and one may find themself now completely reset without status or identity. What was before and what will come after? This transition between two states of being can incite both an aching and unease to return to what one once was but often are unable to return to again.

Visual artist and photographer based in Copenhagen.
Johansson studied photography from 2012-2016 at Media College Viborg and attended Vera – School of Art and Design, Copenhagen.

Her work has been exhibited worldwide in i.a. London, Paris, Copenhagen and New York and many more. In 2017 she received two awards at the acclaimed Sony World Photography Awards and most recently she won the title ‘Photographer of the Year 2020’ in the International Color Awards and 1st Place in Int’l Photography Awards 2021 in the category Fine Art / Other.

Awards 2022 ‘Counterparts’ – PORTRAITS – Hellerau Photography Awards – Finalist

2021 IPA – Int’l Photography Awards – 1st Place, Fine Art / Other

2020 IPA – Int’l Photography Awards – Honorable Mention, Fine Art, Other, Absence

2020 International Color Awards, Photographer of the Year – Outstanding Achievement, Absence

2020 International Color Awards, 1st Place – Outstanding Achievement Fine Art, Absence

2020 Julia Margaret Cameron Awards, Nominee Fine Art Category, Absence

2019 International Color Awards, Nominee Fine Art Category, Lighthouse

2018 FAPA Fine Art Photography Awards, Nominee conceptual category

2018 International Color Awards, Nominee Fine Art ‘wipe – out’

2017 Felix Schoeller Photo Award, shortlist, category Free Choice/Conceptual, ‘Hearth’

2017 Sony World Photography Awards, 1st place winner of the National Award Denmark , ‘Hearth’

2017 Sony World Photography Awards, 1st place winner of Enhanced category, Open ‘Hearth’

2017 Monochrome Awards, Honorable Mention in conceptual category ‘Sehnsucht’

2016 Winner of the Hasselblad Student Award, exhibition SVEND

2016 FAPA Fine Art Photography Awards, 2nd place winner in conceptual category ‘Sehnsucht