Gold 2020 / People / Self-Portrait (Non-Pro)

Where Is My Beauty?

  • Prizes
    Gold in People/Self-Portrait
  • Photographer
    Paola Ruvioli

“Where is my beauty?” is a photographic project born from of the need to describe my inner self, while tracing the journey towards rediscovering my true essence. These images reveal the my personal conflict between emotionality and rationality, in an attempt to describe the feelings that arise from being in the middle, poised between two worlds, waiting for an inner change. Mind and body, conscious and unconscious, dream and reality, fear of and attraction to that which we do not know. The desire to escape from stereotypes, the awkward feelings of being different, as if in a cage.

My love for photography began immediately after receiving her first camera, a Polaroid SX-70 on my seventh birthday. Since then I have studied and made photographs around the world, enriching the content and narrative of my photographic vision. I hold a degree in Political Science from the University of Cagliari in Sardenia, Italy. My work focuses on the intimate relationship between individuals, and their unique psychological perspective in the worlds we inhabit, with particular sensitivity to human behavior.