The Walking Dead

PhotographerYana Vasilyeva
PrizeGold in ИЗОБРАЗИТЕЛЬНОЕ ИСКУССТВО / Fine Art / Still Life
Entry Description

In 'The Walking Dead' series, the indifference is shown through fundamentals of our existence, the human-nature relationship. It’s the act of examining reality, stepping out of the comfort zone to feel the world around, understand transience of life, fragility of our presence. The emptiness of society in which one cannot feel one's existence, becoming numb, putting the senses on hold, having the overwhelming desire for power and success at any cost. Spiritual apathy, insensitivity to sufferings of others, social autism, innate lack of ability to compassionate - this is the disease diagnosis of the society, crisp land of desensitization. Are we those empty inside walking corps? The forward-looking optimism can be found in the work by experiencing naked raw feelings through given new life to a dead subject to see beauty not just in decay, yet in simplicity of nature's magnificence under our feet, in pain and in joy.

About Photographer

Portrait and fine art photographer covering social, psychological, environmental aspects based on contemporary issues in the world. * IPA 2016 - 2nd Prize Winner - Still Life Category * IPA 2016 - Honorable Mention - Fine Art : Still Life Category * IPA 2016 - Honorable Mention - Nature : Flowers Category * IPA 2016 - Honorable Mention - Fine Art : Portrait Category * PX3 2016 - Bronze Winner - Other Category * PX3 2016 - Honorable Mention – Category * IPA 2015 - Honorable Mention - Fine Art : Other_FA Category * IPA 2015 - Honorable Mention - Fine Art : Nudes Category * Finalist in the Altered Images category of Smithsonian.com’s 13th Annual Photo Contest * Finalist of the 8th edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers