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

 

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...
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...
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...
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
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
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 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
 

 

United Kingdom
London
I have noticed a significant lack of confidence in so many very talented and beautiful dancers, I question if this is due to the surrounding we spend most of our lives in; a surrounding that is passed of as ‘normal’ because as a dancer you should respect your teachers believing and agreeing with eve...
Romania
Sighișoara
  My work tells of an enigmatic, entrancing world, in which dreams and reality intertwine and serve as equal counterparts to each other's surreal existence. "Lost and Found" belongs to a part of said world, as it focuses on mental health and fragility. My photography aims to intrigue, cha...
France
Paris
IN PIECES  On a cold January night, I received a call from a friend of mine who reached to me with a special request. " I need you to photograph me," she said, " I need you to photograph my broken heart". In a trembling voice, she then went on sharing her entire story. As I was car...
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...
United States of America
Pennsauken
"How are you?", asks everyone you meet. I answer simply that I'm:   "Holding It Together" It's 'Just a Scratch'. A little road rash. But I'm holding it together.   Don't mean to bitch, But I'm 'Slippin' a Stitch'. I feel I could untether.   Won'...
United Kingdom
Brighton/London
I am a photographer from Lancing, near Brighton. I grew up in a single parent family, in a council house. My art is work to make change and highlight the ever expanding gaps between the classes, as well as commenting on other political topics.
United States of America
washington dc
"Unspoken Stories" involves expressive art therapy to help women heal from traumatic experiences and further their emotional, cognitive, and social integration through music, photography and movement.
France
Paris
Studio Upstairs is a project I started in 2016. Following the loss of my elder brother in a tragic accident, I needed to focus on something to help me cope through the intense mourning process. Through my creative outlet being mainly photography and writing at the time, I sought to explore how...
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...
Poland
Warszawa
I present to You a picture of myself – You may say it’s my portrait inside-out showing some of my inner details and - what more – it’s different each day and with each shutter opening. I will be never the same since those photos were made! Each of us has her/his own mental adventures and each of us...

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Mental

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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