Honorable Mention TOKYO-2017 People / Self-Portrait


  • Photographer
    Vasiliki Sandali

Groping Self, intimacy, reflexivity….In this series of photographs I am exploring various themes revolving around the Self. The headless self-portraits located within my most intimate space and objects are trying to observe me from afar and, at the same time, trace my inner world; to grope at myself, at my feelings, my body and its sexuality, my vulnerabilities. Through this photographic introspection I am reflecting upon time and the fear of death, the distortions of the soul, about my internal sounds and conflicts. While this is an attempt to detect my inner self, it also represents my drive for an atonement delivered through imagery.

In 2017 she participated in the photography and video art exhibition “?y gender, ?yself” organized by Photography Center of Thessaloniki with her project “Groping”and with the same project she participated to Satellite Exhibition of Athens Photo Festival, in June of 2017. In 2018, part of her work selected from Latitude gallery (Chicago), Darkroom gallery (Essex USA) and LoosenArt gallery (Rome). In 2018 also, she was in shortlist of Rovinj Photodays festival (Kroatia) and her project ‘’Groping’’ presented at Kaunas Photo Festival of Lithuania and to Tokyo International Foto Awards.