Iconography of .I.U.S.T.I.T.I.A.

PhotographerYlenia Viola
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

“I took my heart out and gave it to Justice. She weight it against an ostrich feather and then another, and judged me….”. The soul’s passage to the underworld was determined by weighing the heart against an ostrich feather, this is in the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, one of the first examples of the concept of “Justice”. “”Justice: the maintenance or administration of what is “just”. Impartial adjustment of conflicting claims.”” One of the basis of societies, one of the drivers of human being’s history. Founded on the principle of “balance”; the weighting, rules as feathers. And on top “Iustitia”, impartial, timeless, silent. A pillar of our freedom.

About Photographer

I was born and raised in the Italian country near Torino, where I learnt the love for nature and light. It is there where I became what I am now. I am a daydreamer, fascinated on how light plays with the world around me and how everything changes during the daylight, in the dark of the night, or in studio. In photos I am often trying to represent a parallel universe, my universe, where the core part of my mind and heart reside. It is a world populated by creatures that are not humans, where the laws of physics are a bit loose, where time is almost a non-sense. In this universe I keep my dreams, my nightmares, it is where my alterego lives. And so the fairy tales, because they put us in connection with the other part of ourselves, the eternal one, in this parallel universe, the part that sometimes we try not to listen to, the part that provides us the hint of extraordinary. Fairy tales tell us that the impossible can become possible, the unachievable can become achievable and that magic and happiness can be reached.