20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
The first feeling is freedom.

As Roland Barthes says, photography kills time. Exactly these moments of preserving the image, a cross-section of what is happening in everyday life, I tried to convey in my photographs. To freeze that feeling of constantly flowing happiness and carefreeness. Black and white remain the purest possible way to influence, to find the absence in the presence. The black and white vision helps the selection of the photos not to be in dissonance with the general visual and semantic logic. The series is called "The first feeling is freedom". Freedom fills the soul with boundless happiness and we dream of endless summer on rainy days. Here the aim is to transport you at least for a moment in that childish laughter, game, nap, in the organic sincerity and the metaphysical freedom. Beyond the pandemic, the pain and the fear lie a Zanzibar dose of happiness that I have sealed for me to reach you.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Zanzibar, Tanzania
Camera: ILCE-6300
Copyright: © Yanitsa Genova