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Silver 2021 Portfolio / Personal

Edge of Sentience

  • Photographer
    Yas Crawford
  • Prize
    Silver in Portfolio / Personal

‘Sentience’ as a more intelligent and aware form of consciousness,‘The Edge’ for more obvious reasons. The images are part of a series of images that I have worked on with my daughter over the last six months who suffers from social anxiety. We use MRI scans as a way to aid her mental health recovery, made worse during lockdown. After exploring the MRI scans and talking about her feelings, she comes up with a series of words that become the titles of each image. As the images are created, she describes how they make her feel. She advises on colour tone, emotion, and the use of dried flowers.

Yas Crawford is an internationally awarded photographer who has exhibited in the UK and Europe. Crawford is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society and a Fellow of the Geological Society. She was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales where the landscape and biological make-up have subliminally influenced her work. With a degree in Geology and a master’s in Photography, Crawford has worked in various life sciences business roles and is now working in what she calls ‘The Grey Space’ in-between disciplines. Crawford's research touches on mapping evolutionary change and the impact it has on mankind.