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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...

 

#Mental - Stories
November 2020
 

 

Georgia
Tbilisi
There are moments and unfortunately such moments occur quite often when you do not want to leave the room, do not want to leave the house, you do not want to get up in the morning or do not want to get up at all. You do not even know what you want, you have lost the appetite, you cannot enjoy f...
United States of America
Burlingame
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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...
United States of America
Southport
Jacob Clayton is a visual artist who uses photography, video, and mixed media as means to expand the vocabulary that challenges societal expectations and cultural representations of gender identity and expression. His work often chronicles a therapeutic journey through dissociation and the road to g...
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur
Discrimination, miscommunication and lack of communication made mental illness patients particular lonely. This may make them create imaginary friend(s). They just need care from others.
United Kingdom
Eastleigh
After an easy childhood my world was shaken by a very messy parental divorce, after which I struggled severely with my mental health to the extent of attempting to take my own life a few months ago. Whilst I am nowhere near 'fixed' in any sense, I've acknowledged I will never be able to go back to m...
Russian Federation
Vologda
Two years ago I was struck by the story, told by my mother-in-law. Her pretty young neighbour gave birth to a nice healthy child. She arrived home from maternity center looking quite happy, put the baby into his crib, took a rope and hang herself on a chandelier. That is how I faced the post-pa...
Canada
Vancouver
Dear My Love,   I don’t even know where to begin. Did you know that to become a butterfly, a caterpillar first needs to digest itself? (Jabr). It needs to take in every flaw, imperfection, and absorb in itself entirely. Otherwise, it can’t become the butterfly. Maybe that is what it...
United States of America
Dallas
The transformation of our faces, the mirror  of our soul when we face mental issues. Isolation take us to the brink of desperation and  agony.
United Kingdom
Esher
After a suicide attempt in my early twenties, I began 25 years in and out of therapy. I’d often end feeling a bit better but it wouldn't last and before long, I was seeking out someone else to work with. Asking for help always felt the most difficult part - doing it time after time was exhausting....

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Open Call for powerful visual stories on mental health, the contest aim to exploring the
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
raise awareness of mental health issues.
 

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