TIFA 2022 People / Self-Portrait


  • Prize
    Gold in People/Self-Portrait
  • Photographer
    Diana Rubi
  • Photo Date
    ?October ?26, ?2022

“At every limit I was, pushing myself to the edge I could reach, and right at the bottom of every crag, I found the only person looking was myself!” Limits is a series that alludes to emotional limits. It is an exercise in self-analysis through self-portraits with a mirror effect, which aims to make the viewer see himself by showing these protective lines that define where we end and where others begin. The pieces show "borderlines" where a single character is found, referring to self-concept, our intimacy, the limit, the importance of our self-esteem, identity, and personal space.

I’m a Cuban-born, self-taught photographer and visual storyteller based in the United States. I seek through my photos to capture the thought, human fragility, and its nature through surreal representations that are often an open question that makes you look more than once. My greatest passion is telling stories, not only to satisfy myself but to show others a part of themselves, through universal emotions and mysterious metaphors that fill the gap between visible reality and imaginary vision.