Bronze 2019 / Fine Art / Portrait

Awaiting Oblivion

  • Prizes
    Bronze in Fine Art/Portrait
  • Photographer
    Farida Alam

I am fading away, slowly; with every sapling shredded off my body, every gush of obscure mist released into my lungs and every chunk of those malevolent plastic substances that sting into my guts. “Natural disaster” is the term they use to point towards me for their losses, whereas, their ignorance refuses to acknowledge these as my desperate wails to survive because of their actions. I count every second, dying, scuffling for a glimmer at the end of the tunnel as this massacre devours me bit by bit. I do not know how much more I can endure.

My inspiration for photography comes from the people and my surroundings. I love to experience other cultures, meet different people from diverse communities.  I believe in immersion photography and spend months listening, observing and talking with my subjects over the course of a project. Photography has become a part of my identity - a force that makes me think, feel and understand human being and the human condition.