Gold 2021 / People / Self-Portrait (Non-Pro)

To Live Is to Die

  • Photographer
    Silvia Husek
  • Prizes
    Gold in People/Self-Portrait

Hybrid photography has been helping me face the marks of the inevitable aging on my 53 years old body. I print copies of my self portraits and let them spoil with rust, salt, water and steel wool, I also modify the images with slime and sometimes I sew or burn them. They do change! Deconstructing the images makes me realize how my body decomposes and will be decomposing over the years. I observe the portraits getting old, as I do, a movement from outside to inside. By now I can mention Fernando Pessoa, a portuguese philosopher and writer (1888/1935), he said "to live is to die".

Silvia was born in São Paulo/Brazil, where she lives with her husband and son. She started to photograph 5 years ago, since then, she has been dedicating to nature and documental photography, in pandemic times , she has been trying to explore the human sensibilities and build a dialogue with the viewer.