BL_NK SP_CE A photography project by Sophie Gabrielle

“BL_NK SP_CE” is an exploration of the abstract realm of memory. The project is aesthetically driven yet also inspired by the physical, molecular basis of our brain’s capacity to remember (and distort) the past (as captured by The Albert Einstein College of Medicine in early 2014).

Through self-portraiture and objects, the work creates a physical representation of the physiological workings of the mind. It focuses on retained and re-collective thoughts that have been confabulated over time and the effect of those thoughts on the subconscious.

It is through memory that we base our identity, learning from our past experiences and influences. Yet, over time, these defining points in our lives become (re)shaped by our recollection, reflection, and clarity on the subject and are often subject to distortion.

“BL_NK SP_CE” draws upon my continued interest in self-reflection, the emotional and physical state, identity, and psychology. – Sophie Gabrielle

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Monthly Photo Contest

Color film portrait photograph of a young woman by Michelle Marshall
© Michelle Marshall

2021 Portrait AWARD Deadline: 31 May 2021

"In a portrait, I’m looking for the silence in somebody."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Portrait photography has one of the oldest and most interesting histories that harkens back to the early days of the medium. Through portraits of iconic figures or ordinary people, we discover a deep interest in others.

Recent works or gems from your archives, classic or experimental, and through any kind of storytelling: we want to discover the most powerful and captivating images of today’s portrait photography. We are open to all interpretations and want to see faces that gaze right into the soul!


1st Prize: $1000 · 2nd Prize: $600 · 3rd Prize: $400

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