Monday, 19 September 2011

traces within

I am displaying part of my project Traces Within here, in my blog. For a full view visit my website

Artist Statement

“All photographs are self-portraits”,Minor White.

I walk through this limited time given to me, named life. And in this transitory period I try to enlighten all of my fears, my emotions and desires. My camera travels with me into this symbolic voyage of nocturnal light; from darkness to light and then back again. The photographs: seascapes under the full moon, animals, lonely women and men-form an anecdote diary with spontaneous and accidental images that enable the viewer to travel smoothly and secretly into his own memories. The outer reality is transformed into a stream of dislocated and ambiguous images. I re-mythologize and re-invent myself. I use words to hide; I use photography to reveal. Intuition is my only guide and the traces are always to be found within me, in my early memories, my dreams and my nightmares. I have no more intention than to simply visualize the time passing.

Eva Voutsaki, May 2011.

Brief bio

Evangelia was born in Chania, Greece in 1978. She lived in Thessaloniki and partly in Istanbul from 1997 to 2006 where she studied Law at Aristotle University of Thessalonica and Turkish Language in Institute of Balkan Studies and TOMER University of Ankara. She has attended inspiring workshops with Anders Petersen, Antoine D'Agata, Carl de Keyzer, David Hurn, and Mark Power. She was awarded the IKY Greek State’s Scholarship for postgraduate studies in Photography and in 2008 undertook a Master in Arts from the University of Brighton. Subjective photography, mythology, memory, dreams and narratives form the basis for her creativity.

Her series Traces Within has been awarded honourable mentions at the 2008 and 2009 PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris and has been exhibited in juried group shows at the MACRO Museum of Modern Art in Rome, gallery HOST in London, Foto8 annual competition, festival Voies Off in Arles, Open’09 Festival, gallery BOM in Seoul and in Goethe Institute of Latvia.

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