Metaphysical resistant

PhotographerLabkhand Olfatmanesh
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/Countrylos angeles, United States
Photo Date12/10/2016
Entry Description

Metaphysics is the foundation of philosophy. Without an explanation or an interpretation of the world around us, we would be helpless to deal with reality. Any flaw in our view of reality will make it more difficult to live. Identity is a fundamental metaphysical issue. Metaphysicians investigating identity are tasked with the question of what, exactly, it means for something to be identical to itself. Other issues of identity arise in the context of time: what does it mean for something to be itself across two moments in time? How do we account for this? Another question of identity arises when we ask what our criteria ought to be for determining identity? And how does the reality of identity interface with linguistic expressions? The nature of the mind and its relation to the body has been seen as more of a problem as science has progressed in its mechanistic understanding of the brain and body. Proposed solutions often have ramifications about the nature of mind as a whole. I am show casing mind thought a symbols and drawings over the glass which create and resistant environment between mind and body and straggle with realities.

About Photographer

Growing up after the 1979 Iranian Revolution and during the dark ages of the Iran-Iraq war had a huge impact on Labkhand Olfatmanesh. As a result, the teenaged Labkhand turned to art as a refuge to express her feelings and frustrations. She carried this talent into university, studying Graphic design and telling intimate stories through close-ups in what would eventually become a series of photo essays. Photography remains the most intimate and comfortable way for her to communicate her emotions with the world around her. Currently, She lives and Works in Los Angeles, CA