TOKYO-2018 People / Self-Portrait

I Wish I Were British

  • Prize
    Silver in People/Self-Portrait
  • Photographer
    Michela Carmazzi
  • Agency / Studio
    Michela Carmazzi
  • Technical Info
    Canon 5d Mark Ii 24mm
  • Photo Date

"I wish I were British" is a series of self-portraits investigating the relationship between personal identity and freedom of movement. This project is my own way of processing the experience of Brexit and the state of uncertainty that we, as EU migrants, find ourselves in. I looked at this from an hypothetical artistic perspective and I imagined that wearing a "British celebrity mask" could be enough to become a British citizen. Maybe it should?

Michela is a London-based visual artist working as a freelance photographer for commercial as well as editorial commissions. Inseparable from her camera, Michela dedicates much of her free time to personal photographic projects. She likes to tell stories of ordinary people, unveiling their emotions and showing their hidden magic. Her portraits and reportage have won her a number of international awards and honourable mentions.