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

 

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

 

#Mental - Stories
November 2020
 

 

United Kingdom
London
In her last photographic works, Valentina Albino explores the concept of chronic pain, influenced by her own experience as a chronic migraine sufferer since the age of seven. This selection of images is taken from two intimate self-publications: If you were me and It’s going to be okay (one day). Th...
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Banja Luka
I'm very often talking about mental health in my artworks, in a creative and conceptual way because there is so much stigma around it and I will never stop talking about it. It's hard to explain how it feels, how it looks like and that reaching for help is not a shame, it can sav...
United States of America
Southport
Words cannot adequately express what it’s like to go through life in the wrong body. The turbulence of confusion, desperation, fear, and isolation creates a sustained trauma from which I had found very little escape. But after almost four decades of diagnoses, therapists, pharmaceuticals, inpatient...
Canada
Mississauga
I suffer with bipolar disorder and I always have to put on a mask but it sits behind my just haunting me? I try to find light in the holes that are dug by myself. 
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...
Russian Federation
Moscow
Titile: PROZAC This is an ongoing project that I started a few years ago. I called it Prozac after a famous antidepressant prescribed for the treatment of major depressive disorder.  Since I was 20 I have been prone to depression. Finding antidepressants unhelpful, I decided to get out of Mo...
United States of America
St. Charles
Women are rarely one thing or another.  They cannot be categorized or labeled.  A woman can be anything and everything at any given time.  Within are the secrets that they keep.  The world is full of monsters with friendly faces and angels full of scars. We never reveal, eve...
United Kingdom
Wiltshire
"Mental" was a perfect catagory for me when I saw it on artjobs instagram page.  Obviously over this year it's been a trying time for every single one of us. When I looked back through my paintings over the years I realsied I have struggled for far longer until I was aware by a professional....
United Kingdom
London
Originating from the Philippines, Ernielson Limbo uses personal family photographs in order to explore and challenge the representation influenced by normative values the mass population conform to. Growing up in a strict Filipino household, experimentation with gender and sexuality was forbidden...
United Kingdom
Derry
Lough Foyle is beautiful. It is the life blood for our wonderful city. It has also had a very dark role to play in our history despite this natural beauty.  Suicide rates in Northern Ireland are amongst the highest in the world. Post conflict more lives have been lost to suicide than those l...

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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
raise awareness of mental health issues.
 

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