18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
The Lengthy Absence

This image shows a survior of a traumatic experience. The body feels the trauma from the inside when "talking" is unthinkable and unbearable. The traumatic experience "sticks to the skin" from day to day, from year to year, and even from generation to generation, preventing the individual from living fully in the present.

Photo Detail
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Miami, Florida, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D750
Copyright: © Sarah Fleury