Bronze 2020 / People / Portrait (Non-Pro)

The Survivor

  • Photographer
    Sofia Conti
  • Prizes
    Bronze in People/Portrait

The image was part of a project looking at a veteran who has been affected by war and is now adjusting to civilian life. Donald who was part of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders where he witnessed friends, colleagues and civilians killed by war. This image is taken at Donald's home to highlight that he is a regular person like everyone else, except he now carries the burdens from past events as a solider. The project simply demonstrating that anyone can be affected by war and there should be more support available for service people.

I am in my 3rd and final year of BA Professional Photography where I am focusing my attention on the Documentary genre. I want to focus my attention on social awareness issues by telling an intriguing story that will not only aesthetically please the viewer but re-educate them on the subject matter. The imagery I create consists of candid moments, environmental portraits and interesting perspectives on the day to day lives people lead.