Jana Hunterova,

Prague, Czech Republic

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Interdependence

 

Artist Statement

For me, photography is the creative means of self-expression. Through the expressive images I create, I try to understand myself and reflect my inner feelings in a completely personal vision of the world around me. Its clearer understanding allows me to explore the fragments of life in its abstract form and communicate with people with whom I would have been otherwise very distant. My goal is to sensitize and to photograph at the right moment stories and details that other people overlook.

In my work I focus on human, on his existential questions and his relation to the environment in which he lives. I am fascinated by human filled with emotions, lonely, doubtful and searching for his place in society. I photograph not only his face, body fragments, but also his remains in landscape and urban agglomerations.

I am inspired by Freud’s uncanny moments, strange, clearly undefined, and anxiously ambiguous. I work with classic artistic means of subjective photography such as contrast of light and shadow, optical and motion blur, rough grain and anti-composition. I create black and white expressive images with a fantastic atmosphere that come from a realistic world into a space full of visual imagery, emotions and feelings.

Education

2014 – 2020

Study PhD program, Silesian University Institute of Creative Photography, Czech Republic

2010 – 2014

Master of Arts MgA., Silesian University Institute of Creative Photography, Czech Republic

2007 – 2010

Bachelor of Arts BcA, Silesian University Institute of Creative Photography, Czech Republic

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Uncanny Valley

 

24Hour Project

 

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