The silent dialogue

PhotographerElena Helfrecht
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryBerlin, Germany
Photo Date2014 - 2017
Technical InfoSelfportrait series
Entry Description

„The Silent Dialogue" is a series of conceptually documenting selfportraits from 2014 to 2017. Born out of affective visions and impulses, each image deals with specific aspects of femininity connected to depression and emotionally unstable personality disorder. The single photographs can be seen as fragments yielding a mirror to reflect, while creating a visual portal to subconsciousness. A physiognomic identity is avoided in order to focus on the skin and its storytelling, elevating personal insights to an abstract and associative shared knowledge. Through the lens the subject merges with the observer, giving an objective access to an idiosyncratic perception. The body is treated as a book to be read - opening an entrance to a world beneath the signs.