19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Fly Between Walls

The dark and flat shadow of my body that fell on the walls of my room in my lonely days, aroused a sense of fear in me and this became the spark for the beginning of the project to me. To deal with my fears, I collaged my dark shadows with everyday and familiar objects in my life and photographed them. All the shadows created with a simple reading lamp and in my small room space. Actually, the images in this collection are the honest narrator of the frightful days of my life. In the hollow space of my body, to fear deducted my existence to absence, my reality to obscurity, my utterance to silence, and my display to disregard. Could I have become my own shadow free and not afraid of that shade?

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2019
Date Uploaded: 10.2021
Photo Location: Shiraz, Iran
Camera: Canon EOS 750D
Copyright: © Maryam dehbozorgi