Reflection / Отражение

PhotographerMargarita Makarova
PrizeGold in Люди / People / Self-Portrait
City/CountrySt.Peterburg, Russian Federation
Entry Description

Reflection Who am I? The search for the answer to this question deprives me of rest, but promises peace. The feeling of discomfort that I have because of failure to understand myself is excruciating, and it inevitably prompts action. The time of hide-and-seek with the masks of the social and the biological led me to the dead-end path of the labyrinth. So I am starting the search for myself in me. I am building a dialogue with myself through the self-portrait in my reflection. Mirror is the way to catch the reflection of oneself in all that is happening and to unveil the unclear substance. Self-portrait for me is the means of self-development through an attempt to find my place in myself, to hear harmony, to make a connection with the inner Self.

About Photographer

Born in 1979 in Ufa Education 
Graduated from Bashkir State University with a degree in Sociology Photography related education 
Student of Andrey Chezhin 
Student of Michael Ackerman Student of authorial school of Elena Sukhoveyeva and Victor Khmel since 2017 Participant and winner of international contests 
Photomania-2015, Kaliningrad
IPA-Russia-2015, international prize for photography – gold, silver
Member of Photo Artists’ Union of Bashkortostan since 2013 Member of Photo Artists’ Union of Russia since 2015

Participant of exhibitions 
2016 – FALL-2016, EXHIBITION CENTER of Artists’ Union of Russia, Saint Petersburg, 38 Bolshaya Morskaya St. 
2016 – TRANSFORMATION, Mayak photo loft, Saint Petersburg, 29 Kronverkskaya St. 2015 – FALL-2015, EXHIBITION CENTER of Artists’ Union of Russia, Saint Petersburg, 38 Bolshaya Morskaya St.
2015 – PHOTOMANIA-2015 international exhibition, Kaliningrad 2015 – CONCEPTUAL BARITE, Mayak art space, Saint Petersburg, 29 Kronverkskaya St.
2014 – VARIO MODO, Art and Music Center of Vladimir Mayakovsky Central City Public Library, 20 Nevsky prospect 2012 – BASHTEL, Bashinformsvyaz, Ufa, Lenin St.
2011 – ABOUT LOVE, Rodina movie theater Ufa, Lenin St.
2011 – Motherhood – all-Russia exhibition, Congress Hall, Ufa 
2011 – Exhibition of p-a-s-m club members, Youth Theater, Ufa