Evangelia Voutsaki

Evangelia Voutsaki

Eva was born in Chania, Greece in 1978. She studied Law at Aristotle
University of Thessalonica, graduating in 2006 and Turkish Language in Institute of Balkan Studies and TOMER University of Ankara in 2002. She was awarded the IKY
Greek State’s Scholarship for postgraduate studies in Photography in 2008. Mythology, memory, fantasy and the unconscious form the basis for her creativity. She received honourably mentions at the 2008 and 2009 PX3 Photography Prize competition in the category of fine art student photography. Her work Traces Within was shortlisted and projected at the 2009 Arles juried festival Voies Off. Since 2001 she has widely exhibited in Europe and USA.

Traces Within

“All photographs are self-portraits”
Minor White

I walk through this limited time given to me named life. And in this transitory period between birth and death I try to reveal all of my fears, my emotions and desires. My camera travels with me on this symbolic voyage through nocturnal light; from darkness to light and then back again. The photographs - seascapes under the full moon, animals, lonely women and men - form an anecdotal diary of spontaneous and accidental images that enable the viewer to travel smoothly and secretly into his own memories. All of the images reflect the agony of being alive; they show my struggle to familiarize myself with the unknown and the unpredictable. Outer reality is transformed into a stream of dislocated and ambiguous images. I re-mythologize and re-invent myself. I use words to hide; I use photography to reveal. Intuition is my only guide and the traces are always to be found within me, in my early memories, my dreams and my nightmares. I have no more of an intention than simply to visualize the time passing.

Evangelia Voutsaki


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