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Bronze 2019 People / Self-Portrait

My Pain

  • Photographer
    Gabriela Segura
  • Prize
    Bronze in People / Self-Portrait

This image is going to be part of a series that I am working on. All my life I felt trapped by my thoughts, trying to get everything in me to always be right. Thanks to art and imagination I could represent my deepest pain, the illness of my father, who was in a coma for six years. His body was there, but not his soul. This image is me, trying to live hidden, grabbing a body that did not recognize me anymore and that was almost impossible to let go.

I am an electromechanical engineer, married and a mother of three. In 2015, I began my studies in photography and realized that this was my true passion. Little by little, I left my former job to devote myself completely to photography.Most of my images are self portraits because I want to make my body move as my mind imagines the subject. A lot of my work was born from the sensitivity I developed during my fatherĀ“s disease. He was in a coma for 7 years -at this time I realized life is short and you never know when our journey will end.