Location: United Kingdom
Born in 1989 in Athens, Ioanna is a graduate of photography, journalism and culture. Her photographic work suggests a constructed space of fantasy and loss within the magical potential of transformation and fiction the camera allows. She has exhibited her work in three solo exhibitions and several photography festivals including Athens Photo Festival, Kolga Tbilisi Photo Festival and Retina Scottish International Photography Festival among others. Her work Aidos was shortlisted for the Prix Levallois 2018 in France and Urbanautica Awards 2018. She was recently awarded with The Royal Photographic Society Postgraduate Bursary Award and nominated for the RBSA Photographic Prize in the UK. Ioanna currently completes a MA Photography at the Royal College of Art in London.
The truth is in the soil suggests a constructed space of fantasy and loss within the magical potential of transformation and fiction the camera allows. I am interested in how the image affirms things in their disappearance and gives us the power to use things in their absence through fiction. In that sense, photography transforms itself into a question of becoming through loss and makes the passageway within a liminal space of absence and presence. The photographs themselves lay between real and unreal allowing the viewer to believe in the real that is yet to come; another type of reality.