Submitted to Frēsh 18
Owner: María Laura Barrios
Project Description: To be immersed in a context of social crisis is definitely not an easy topic to talk… yet, it turns out to be a potential creativity detonating tool. This time, I´ve decided to have a an inquisitive look on the emotions taken to the limit, underlying this sort of atmosphere. As part of the Venezuelan citizens community, I feel strong necessity to use my photographic job as a means to express social trends in a country facing political problems of authoritarian and dictatorial government establishment and its consequences on the lives of millions of people who have been forcefully attached to a not desired regulatory system. Many of Venezuelans have demonstrated to be strong enough by adopting resilient posture on the whole fact… yet, as time passes and political decisions are taken, hunger, poverty, lack on food, medicines and a huge quantity of primary need products increase excessively… the fore said resilience has turned out to be an exhaustive, less healthy task to hold.
This photo series is based on adjectives that describe feelings that are not commonly shown in daily basis… however, these sensations are present in a quiet but obvious manner in most individuals who constantly express concerns and complains on how their lives are constantly affected by political and social caos. In the images: Drowned, Edgy and Forgotten.