Conceptual - NOMINEE: Sole González
Born under a bad star
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I have spent these last few years trapped in a place I hate. In fact, I think I’ve been trapped my whole life. Lately I feel like I can’t do anything to fight destiny, that I was condemned to be born under a bad star. Something had to broke that day inside of me, and left me as a reminder a hole in my heart. I’ve been trying to escape for a long time, but when you are trapped in your own inner traps, no matter how much you run and fight, you have not really moved even a centimeter. Sometimes I deliberately fall into them, because it’s the place I know best, it’s my safe place. I was born under a bad star that marked the rest of my life and made me who I am.
Sole González (Lorca, 1989) is a documentary and fine art photographer based in Murcia, Spain. She studied Audiovisual Image (2009-2011) and Artistic Photography (2011-2012).
Her photos are closely related to her personal life. Much of her work tells the story of what she lives and her surroundings. She has great interest in portraying people and lifestyles outside the society with which she is usually involved in a personal way.
She is also interested in documenting "normality", especially if there is any trace of decadence or particularity: society, daily life and traditions and events, but always taking them to her field, trying to convey the sensations and the atmosphere than the fact itself, always under a satirical, “ugly-worshipping” and subjective point of view, and always looking for the extraordinary in the ordinary.
Currently, most of her work is carried out under the same context, the things that happen in her hometown and its community.