#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
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...
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...
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 are...
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 condition i...
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...
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 upon...

 

#Mental - Stories
November 2020
 

 

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...
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 carefully listening t...
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...
United States of America
Providence
The last several years have held too much loss. People who I love dearly yanked away. Some seeing no other way, but an end by their own hand. I still struggle to process it. As someone who battles with depression, I can understand the wish to leave this life behind. With each loss more things I have...
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. 
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 Moscow and...
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...
United Kingdom
Droitwich/Worcester
Having been diagnosed with type one diabetes at the age of six, I’ve struggled on and off with body image issues and depression. This includes a distorted perspective on life, a sense of my identity being overwhelmed by my disability, a tendency towards bleakness and not trusting anything that appea...
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 in...
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-partum...

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