Erika Zaripova

The moment of silence

Class of: 2024

Major: Photography BFA

Medium: Photography, digital

Faculty: Leigh Davis

Prompt: The prompt was to make a self-portrait using a specific timeline or moment from your life trying to express where you are right now.

I chose to express my feelings and emotions, specifically what I felt at the moment of pandemic, things that I’ve lost. The powerful words that are expressed on my face is the key of the portrait. I think there is not need to say anything, picture speaks itself. It was my first time ever modeling and showing my inside and outside feelings to the public. The work was done in the photography studio. I think everyone has some negative feelings that we most often hide in ourselves or do not think about. The pandemic not only forces us to worry about the health of others, but also dig into our true self.