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We Are The Dead

  • Photographer
    Nicki Panou

With George Orwell’s 1984 in mind, I created nine images that resemble a nightmare. The protagonists are not part of Orwell’s universe; instead, they act inside a non-place and non-time. These nightmarish snapshots use symbolic and surrealistic elements, to describe the struggle against the oppression of personal freedom, with an uncertain outcome. It is up to the viewer to seek the connection with themselves, the present and reality.

Photography is my way of communicating thoughts, feelings and concepts that are impossible to express in a different way. I aim to create pictures that take the viewer to an imaginary world, a different kind of reality. Behind each image, there is a whole process, from the forming of the idea until its realization.