Objects of manipulation

PrizeOfficial Selection in Shoot (photo/video)
CompanySvetlana Melik-Nubarova
ArtistSvetlana Melik-Nubarova

The manipulation of the mass consciousness is especially scary when children with their fragile psyche, shapeless views and beliefs become the object of manipulation. A child (teenager) is constantly faced with manipulations - the media skillfully form false life values, taste preferences, fashion for certain professions and a person's lifestyle in a child; The constant search and creation of the image of the enemy increases the level of anxiety and fear and creates the need for protection with the help of aggression. And the stronger the fear, the higher the level of aggression.

Svetlana is a fine art photographer from Kazakhstan based in Turkey. She uses style of an old portrait painting to create images that are thematically focused on identity, relationships, emotions and dreams. Her immaculate technique creates beautiful evocations of universal emotions of beauty, femininity and fragility. She expertly visualizes atmospheric dreams, utilizing the uncanny and clever metaphor, while unlocking what it means to think, feel, dream and express in the modern world.