20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Artistic
artsy birthday selfportrait

I do a thematic selfportrait for every birthday of mine. This year's came with many layers to interpret: - the red balloons stand for my political view; left-party's now reelected candidate Lula uses the color red as part of his visual identity, which was essential fighting far-right party's candidate (and now former President) Bolsonaro who used our national green and yellow colors to promote himself - the white sweatshirt I have on belongs to my grandmother; it's ripped, stained, but I don't care. I feel love when I wear it - the image textures pay homage to family photo albums, where some images would be crumpled, torn and etc - the location is my bedroom, the first own bedroom I have in YEARS, meaning the privacy I'll have back

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Copyright: © Duo P