2018 – Ongoing — Greece
About this series
About the project: An ongoing collection comprised of self-portraits since 2018. Each anthropocentric photograph states a story, revealing the different aspects of the individual’s personality and subjective identity.
The idea of the project coincides with the syntactic oddity of Rimbaud ‘s famous phrase “Je est un autre” – I is another, as through introspection we manage to “objectify” ourselves by experiencing our “being” as something detached from us. The process of placing the self in the story and identity of another personality (“persona”) is fascinating and at the same time revealing, as each personality acquires its own entity, without necessarily being identified with elements of the artist’s own personality.
The intense presence of the directorial element combined with the use of creative props, make up, and vintage clothing enhance the narration and dramatic perspective of the images.
Photographer: Foteini Zaglara
Based in: Athens, Greece
Foteini Zaglara is a 1995 born (self)-portrait artist from Athens ,Greece. She has studied at the University of Ioannina, in the department of Early Childhood Education.Her work explores concepts of fantasy and surrealism and photography has given her the opportunity to tell stories and to dive deep into the world of emotions.She has distinguished herself in many photography competitions (1st Greece National Award at Sony Photography Awards 2022) and her work has been exhibited in USA and Europe.