Obedience

PhotographerEvan Bair
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

For this photo-series I felt I had to do something truly personal, something I shoulder every day. I sought to personify depression through the use of my model, Percy, having her bear the burden of the seemingly elegant wedding dress, a re-imagination of artificial societal pressures and perceptions of success and achievement. The subject was photographed on location at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah for a further disorientation and extraction from familiarity, subjecting these obese ideas to unique scrutiny under an un-distracted eye. He wavering longing and lack of contempt are snapshots of what millions are subjected to annually. Art is one of the finest social institutions for improving the mental health and well-being of any societal whole.