TIFA 2023 Fine Art / Portrait


  • Prize
    Bronze in Fine Art/Portrait
  • Photographer
    Sandra Kobanovitch
  • Photo Date

A powerful and solemn face, that of a black man with ebony skin, each feature bearing the legacy and memory of an ageless Africa. The robustness of his muscles contrasts with the coldness of the metallic chains that bind his body. The radiance of his skin, glistening with sweat and emotion, competes with the relentless shine of the metal, establishing a poignant parallel between the living and the lifeless. His eyes, intense and piercing, gaze at us through the lens, beckoning every viewer in a silent, almost pleading call: "Do not forget."