Honorable Mention TIFA 2022 People / Self-Portrait

My Shadow

  • Photographer
    Aliona Kuznetsova
  • Agency / Studio
    Aliona Kuznetsova Photography
  • Photo Date

I created this series while working through childhood trauma with a therapist. I tried to work through it myself in the past, but it never ended well for me. Even with a doctor, the PTSD symptoms started to become intolerable so I engaged in this special art therapy project. As a child with trauma, I grew up to be a very troubled adult. Because when you don't feel love from someone who should be genetically programmed to love you, for the rest of your life you will be wondering if you are an unlovable, worthless, ugly person or just so sick that you can't register love that was always there.