TIFA 2021 Fine Art / Still Life

Isolation Games

  • Prize
    Silver in Fine Art/Still Life
  • Photographer
    Christos Palios
  • Technical Info
    Digital Capture
  • Photo Date

At the dawn of 2020, freedoms were renegotiated as the world receded into quarantine and lifestyles were fraught with apprehension. Humanity's veritable inter-connectedness amid a surreal stillness became an allegory of perseverance in an uncertain world. As pastimes rooted in tradition, like mythology and literature, games are cultural agents for human experience. While passing the time at home during isolation, games cultivated safety, intimacy, and warmth. As surrogates to customary social interactions, these moments hearkened back to a seemingly lost, nostalgic, and fragile tradition.