TOKYO-2018 Fine Art / Portrait


  • Prize
    Silver in Fine Art/Portrait
  • Photographer
    Cristina Galán Vargas
  • Photo Date

Visual stimuli saturation in our society affects our sense of identity. Technology and social media have created a system that paradoxically didn’t help to individualize the singular characteristics of each person, but their homogenization instead. These photographs explore, from the traditional portrait background, the identity subversion and the rise of a sinister nature beneath the visually polished appearance of reality.

Cristina Gala?n is a photographer and audiovisual producer. Born in Madrid in 1992, she studied Journalism and Audiovisual Communication and PHotoespan?a's master's degree in photography at the PIC.A school. Since 2013, she has worked as producer and director of photography for companies such as Atresmedia or RTVE. She has exhibited her photography work in Madrid [the Centro de Arte Alcobendas (CAA), the Centro de Arte Toma?s y Van?iente] and in Portugal (Festival Encontros da Imagem).