Mental and Art Competition

 

#Mental
November 2020
 

Artists : Andrew Low, ANDRES GOMEZ, Yasmin Zadeh, Flavia Piola, michela chimenti, Max Wolf, Filipa Silva, Sophie Kampf, April Winter, George Holder

 

United Kingdom
London
In large cities like London we live in complex, un-natural environments; amidst endless rows of tower-block silhouettes seemingly mushrooming overnight against our skyline. This high level of urbanisation and dis-connection from the natural world has prompted a parallel between our increasingly dest...
United Kingdom
Leicestershire
Heroin addiction has plagued my dad for over half his life and most of mine, and although he no longer uses it, his past life still spills over into the present and is still very much visible. We had never spoken about his addiction until I started this project and it has become an eye opening exper...
United Kingdom
Glasgow.
I shot a personal project around men's mental health and the stigma of men hiding emotion's, It's an ongoing project called Faces of Masculinity the entire project is self funded by me. Each photograph has a story behind it, a story that the men told in thier own words to go along side the image wit...
Portugal
Setúbal
I took this photo in 2018 during a performance of a friend in her bedroom that we improvised as an art studio. Her performance is a reflection of her mental health and this is her statement: "I was born essential. I added. I added movement. I absorbed childhood and then adolescence in their colors a...
Germany
Weimar
Photography helped me to express my emotions when I was in a really dark place mentally. I can say that art was a tool for me to process and heal. It was a way to show how I felt, either with models or myself, without the need to say anything or explain. Those photos ar...
Italy
Rome
Gli Alienati al tempo del Coronavirus Rome, April 27, 2020. We are in the Psychiatric Diagnosis and Care Service (S.P.D.C.) of the San Filippo Neri Hospital. In a period in which the health emergency from COVID-19 disrupts our daily lives, forcing us to experience "forced" isolation, our conditi...
Canada
Mayne Island
April Winter takes playful self-portraits in self built, often claustrophobic sets. Her work revolves around the transformations of these little worlds, filling the space with found, made or borrowed objects to tell a story; often about such topics as sexuality, utopia and isolation. These works...
Italy
Pavia
In 2019 I lost my job. I tried to survive forcing me to have a decent routine just to trick my mind and show her that, after all, everything's ok. The task was harder than I thought. I live in the Po Valley, a place that if it's not full of mosquitos, it's full of fog. I woke up at 5.30 every mornin...
United States of America
Chicago
Quantify is an abstracted, blurred glimpse into the difficulties and shrouded confusion of a profuse struggle for validity and acceptance through the difficult terrains or body dysphoria and body dysmorphia in a rare self-depiction. "One who lacks security in their physical form is preyed up...
Germany
Berlin
I´m Andrés, a Colombian photographer and creator stuck in Berlin since the corona pandemic and my work is born from one of the reasons which i'm in europe in the first time, and it's the lack of opportunities in a country like mine, some time ago because of economical crisis but in the recent year d...

 

#Mental - Stories
November 2020
 

 

United States of America
Portland
I’m an artist, psychotherapist, and shamanic practitioner based in Portland, OR. I create intuitive art and lead spiritually experiential workshops. My journey has taken me through the corporate, educational, and diverse social structures of NYC, the desert of New Mexico and the jungle and Andean pe...
Germany
Berlin
Mental illness is a topic I strongly relate to. I suffer from strong anxiety attacks, and five years ago, I had to struggle with strong depression. The depression was partly caused by external causes like a broken heart, traumatic family issues and a very unsafe living situation - but also my family...
United States of America
Atlanta
Allow yourself to confront each and everyone of your emotions. Demand that you give yourself your full attention — Engage in positive ways of release or talk with people you trust as well as finding other outlets. Time is the universal healer — it will get better. You aren’t the problem.” As least I...
Brazil
São Leopoldo
Essas fotografias são feitas inicialmente no sonho e inspiradas neles. Como psicóloga da teoria psicanalítica o inconsciente e os sonhos são um tema de interesse meu. Após o suicídio de uma mulher que eu amava, a necessidade de fotografar se tornou pingente, desde então faço fotografias para lidar c...
Pakistan
Karachi
‘She’ was forced to perform every day like a clown who is forced to smile besides her devastated circumstances. ‘They’ told her its fine now ‘You’ can smile. ‘She’ was hiding all the darkness beneath those smiles and pretty faces. No one listened and no one understood, so ‘she’ talked to ‘me’ . M...
Germany
Münster
PHANTASMAGORIA Phantasmagoria (Ancient greek: phántasma, “ghost”) describes an incidental sequence of associative images occurring in dreams and when feverish. The practice of phantasmagoria was moreover referred to as a form of horror theatre that used magic lanterns to project frightening imag...
Turkey
Istanbul
"Imposibility of love turn all mankind of man to mad one"
Indonesia
Jakarta
Isolation fom Nature - The Birds in The Cage This is my representation of a distressful mental stage, the bird that mean to fly in the air. Unfortunately on the cage, space are limited. In my country, people sees bird as a hobby, that sometimes it rare to see specific type of birds flying around...
Italy
Genova
Panic attack. Analogic photography. Double exposure. Kiev 88. Ilford HP5 400 This photographic series is about a personal problem of mine on anxiety problems and panic attacks that I have been carrying on for many years now. Thanks to photography I was able to explain the various phases that I li...
Canada
FORT ERIE
(I'm not quite sure what story you're looking for so...) I work by response and seek to emulate children's art--letting emotions and subjective responses dominate. When I start work on a piece, I have no idea where it will end up. Typically, I use a car part (because I think therre are too many cars...

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topic in photography through the lens of artists, showcases the reality of those who
directly or indirectly confront the challenges of mental problem and to
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