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Gold 2020 People / Self-Portrait


  • Photographer
    Arseniy Neskhodimov
  • Prize
    Gold in People / Self-Portrait

Since I was 20, I has been prone to depression. Finding antidepressants unhelpful, I decided to get out of Moscow and find somewhere I could be happier, chronicling my own experiences. But the depression followed me. People imagine that depression is like ordinary unhappiness, only more so. It isn’t. And the things we typically do to cheer ourselves up can’t be relied on as treatments. I tried a change of scene to get away from my troubles, but to no avail. I think depression has to be understood and treated as an illness, although I am not sure how.